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Harper Lee Morgan is an aspiring poet, which isn't surprising, seeing as how she's named after her mama's favorite writer, Harper Lee. And life is giving her a lot to write about just now. Daddy up and walked out, leaving them broke. Then Harper's family gets evicted.

With Mama scrambling to find work, Harper has to skip school to care for her little brother, Hemingway. Their lives have been turned upside down, which Harper could just about handle―if it wasn't for the writing contest at school. If only she could get up on that stage and read her poems out loud . . .

Hardcover, 256 pages
Published on May 26, 2009 by Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
ISBN-10: 0805088814
ISBN-13: 9780805088816
6 Book Reviews
  • chellina
    chellinaalmost 7 years
    I like this book so much! I don't know why her dad leaves her, but I knows that Harper loves her family soo much! So maybe that makes me more sad, because I knew that she loves her dad so much too.
    • morgan6
      morgan6about 7 years
      I love this book it is so good I love how Harper loves her family so much
      • savannah12
        savannah12about 7 years
        this book sounds so good!! Dying to read it!! please read it
        • caitlin_ortiz
          caitlin_ortizover 7 years55 stars
          I'll read it this summer!
          • ktyda
            ktydaover 7 years
            i'm abandoning this book because i think its boring. there is no excitement in it.
            • sillycat183
              sillycat183almost 9 years55 stars
              so nice... really gets you thinking. kind of sad. its about family and moving. Harper's dad abandoned the family and harper's little brother waits for him every evening. its so sad but makes u happy in the end