Teachers and librarians! I have a bunch of ARCs (advance reader copies) of Carry Me Home, so I’m hosting an initial ARC give away on Twitter this week! Here’s the link to the Twitter post. (This give away is being hosted solely on Twitter, but watch this space for more give aways throughout the spring.)Carry Me Home follows a pair of young sisters who are living with their daddy in the back of a car, when Daddy goes missing. Lulu, the older sister, has to try and manage life for herself and her younger sister Serena. Lulu is afraid that someone will discover their situation, and that the sisters will be separated, never mind that she is just starting to find her place in her new school. But how can a twelve-year-old from Texas take care of food and school and all of life when she has no money and her only home is a Suburban parked in a wintery Montana RV Park?
I think (I fear) that this story is all too timely. I’ve personally known families who have lived in cars because they couldn’t afford adequate housing. I truly hope that none of your students are in this situation, but if they are, I hope that this book helps all your students to discuss and empathize. I’d like to have them think about and discuss what they might do if they discovered that a classmate was living in a car. Or what they might feel if they needed help and were afraid to ask for it.
I have more copies to give away throughout the spring so please watch for those. If you’ve entered this first giveaway and didn’t win – I’ll keep a record and re-enter you for the next!
Edited to add…………I’m blown away by the response to this giveaway, so I’m increasing the number of copies I’ll give away this time to 6!!
And thank you for the good work you are doing with the kids who need you.