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Fame, Fortune, and the Bran Muffins of Doom, by Marty Kelley

Summary:  Simon’s latest scheme is to gain everlasting fame and glory by winning the school talent show. But there’s the fact he doesn’t sing, dance, or play a musical instrument. Utter humiliation is looking a lot more likely than fame and glory for Simon’s band, The Groovy Guys.

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Freaky Fast Frankie Joe, by Lutricia Clifton

Summary:

Twelve-year-old Frankie Joe Huckaby, forced to live with the father he never knew, a stepmother, and four half-brothers in Illinois, starts a delivery service to finance his escape back to his mother in Texas, not realizing he is making a better life for himself than he ever had with her.

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