Call Me Hope by Gretchen OlsonCall Me Hope by Gretchen Olson

Call Me Hope

byGretchen OlsonAs told byGretchen Olson

Paperback | June 1, 2008

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As 11-year-old Hope struggles to live under the pressures of her verbally abusive mother, she's tempted to run away but instead chooses resilience. She creates a secret safe haven and an innovative point system (giving herself points for every bad thing her mother says to her); finds comfort and inspiration fromAnne Frank, The Diary of a Young Girl; and gains a support team. Ultimately, Hope able to confront her mother about her hurtful words and help her begin to change. This is an engaging, satisfying novel, about an important and not widely-understood issue, that will touch and inspire readers.
Gretchen Olson is the author of the YA novelJoyride(Boyds Mill Press) and on the board of directors for The Hands & Words Are Not for Hurting Project. She received the University of Oregon's Community Award for her work with the Hands Project. Gretchen lives with her husband on their blueberry farm in Oregon.
Call Me Hope
Call Me Hope

by Gretchen Olson


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Title:Call Me HopeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 7.62 × 5.25 × 0.75 inPublished:June 1, 2008Publisher:Little, Brown Books for Young ReadersLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0316012394

ISBN - 13:9780316012393

Appropriate for ages: 8

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Praise for Call Me Hope:A Borders Original Voices selectionA Book Sense Pick"Hope is a winsome character whose bravery and determination will resonate with middle-grade readers." -- Booklist"Children who can identify with Hope's predicament will find solace in this book as well as tips for survival." -- Publishers Weekly"A compelling and rewarding read."--School Library Journal"The resilience of Hope Elliot will inspire and console readers of all ages."--VOYAPraise for Joyride:A Booklist Top Ten Notable BookSociety of School Librarians International Honor BookOregon Book Award finalist"Olson knows how to keep readers turning the pages."-Kirkus