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Being Fishkill / Ruth Lehrer.

Lehrer, Ruth, (author.).

Available copies

  • 7 of 7 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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0 current holds with 7 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Hamilton North PL - Cicero Main Branch YA FIC.c Lehrer, Ruth (Text) 78294000267009 YA Fiction Available -
Huntingburg PL - Huntingburg YA FIC LEH (Text) 39970000612522 YA Available -
Lebanon PL - Lebanon TEEN LEH (Text) 34330513196999 Teen - Fiction Available -
Mooresville PL - Mooresville YA FIC LEH (Text) 37323005329639 YA_FIC Available -
Newburgh Chandler PL - Bell Road Library TEEN FIC LEHRER (Text) 39206021329139 Teen Fiction Available -
Poseyville Carnegie PL - Poseyville YA Lehr (Text) 70651000027948 YA (New) Available -
Zionsville PL - Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Branch TEEN FIC LEHRER, RUTH (Text) 33946003286551 Teen . 2nd Floor Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780763684426
  • ISBN: 0763684422
  • Physical Description: 312 pages ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: Somerville, Massachusetts : Candlewick Press, 2017.

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.:
Born in the backseat of a moving car, Carmel Fishkill was unceremoniously pushed into a world that refuses to offer her security, stability, love. At age thirteen, she begins to fight back. Carmel Fishkill becomes Fishkill Carmel, who deflects her tormenters with a strong left hook and conceals her secrets from teachers and social workers. But Fishkill's fierce defenses falter when she meets eccentric optimist Duck-Duck Farina, and soon they, along with Duck-Duck's mother, Molly, form a tentative family, even as Fishkill struggles to understand her place in it. This fragile new beginning is threatened by the reappearance of Fishkill's unstable mother and by unfathomable tragedy.
Target Audience Note:
HL730L Lexile
Subject: Family problems > Fiction.
Friendship > Fiction.
Poverty > United States > Fiction.
Abandoned children > United States > Fiction.
Families > Fiction.
Friendship > Fiction.
YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Family / Alternative Family.
YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Social Themes / Homelessness & Poverty.
YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Social Themes / Physical & Emotional Abuse.

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