No Place

No Place
Young Readers

No Place

“Haugaard understands family tensions.” —LIBRARY TALK
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A moving story of building hope, inspired by the true story of Estrella Children’s Park in central Los Angeles, where kids created the destination they dreamed of.

Having no place to play in their run-down inner city neighborhood, twelve-year-old Arturo and the other kids in his sixth-grade class decide to turn a vacant lot into a playground. At first Arturo thinks his idea might be foolish. Not only do his brother and the other gang members in Los Vatos Locos make fun of him, but even school officials are skeptical of the plant. With their somewhat loopy teacher’s help, however, the kids begin to build community support for the park.

No Place offers inspiration for children—along with good advice about how to take an idea and make it a reality.

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5.25 × 8 × 0.56 in
8.7 oz

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