The Coretta Scott King Author Honor Book that tells the story of one girl’s struggle to break her family’s cycle of poverty, now reissued with a striking new cover.
Thirteen-year-old Raspberry Hill is starved for money. She will do just about anything legal to get her hands on the almighty dollar—wash cars, sell rotten candy, skip lunch, clean houses. She is obsessed. She is driven. She is afraid. Memories of being homeless, sleeping in the streets, and eating handouts keep Raspberry’s eye on the only prize that matters to her: cold, hard cash. When the green stuff greases her palm, she gets comfort from feeling its crinkly paper power. And, when money is your best friend, there’s more to do than hold it. Raspberry kisses her cash. She smells it. She loves it.