Posted on July 17, 2015 by Ms. Martha
Summary: When eleven-year-old Ivy Blake leaves the nice farm family where she has been living in upstate New York and moves back in with her mother she is finally forced to face up to the fact that her alcoholic, dysfunctional parent will never be able to provide her with a stable home–and if she wants to achieve her dreams she is going to have to take charge of her own future.
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Posted on March 19, 2012 by Ms. Martha
Summary: During a momentous summer, thirteen-year-old Aislinn’s dreams include that her father will stop drinking and give her more freedom, that her fifth sibling will be born safely, that she will not lose her best friend or her potential boyfriend, and that she can teach members of her community both to express their dreams and to help others’ dreams come true.
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