Hope Was Here
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Source:Putnam, New York, p.186 (2000)
Call Number:Cubb Curr PS3552 .A83615 H67 2000
Keywords:American Library Association Best Books for YA 2001, American Library Association Notable Children's Bk 2001, Cancer, Cancer--Fiction, Diners (Restaurants), Diners (Restaurants)--Fiction, Newbery Honors 2001, Politics, Politics, Practical--Fiction, Practical, School Library Journal Best Books 2000, Young Reader's Choice Award 2003
Summary: When sixteen-year-old Hope and the aunt who has raised her move from Brooklyn to Mulhoney, Wisconsin, to work as waitress and cook in the Welcome Stairways diner, they become involved with the diner owner's political campaign to oust the town's corrupt mayor.
Lexile measure 710; ages 11-up; book level 5.1; realistic fiction