A Share of Freedom by Rae Wood

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Terrified of being separated from her brother after an alcoholic binge lands her mother in a treatment program, Freedom Jo Avery runs away, but her plan misfires, leading to the discovery of her long-lost father and a reevaluation of her mother's struggles.
 

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Published October 27, 1994 by Putnam Juvenile. 255 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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With her alcoholic mother frequently incapacitated, 13-year-old Freedom has learned to look out for herself and her younger half-brother, Jackie. Fearing that they will be sent to a foster home after

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But once Freedom learns the full truth of the past, she stops feeling as though ``the fabric of my life came from somebody's ragbag.'' Narrated by Freedom, Wood's (The Man Who Loved Clowns) witty and well-crafted novel flows briskly.

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