Hometown by Marsha Qualey

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Border Baker thinks he's perfectly content in New Mexico, his home for the last three years. But when his father inherits his childhood home in Minnesota and decides to move them again, Border feels he's being held prisoner and force-fed a hometown. He doesn't want to give up the streets and coffee shops of Albuquerque for church and school in rural Red Cedar. A town full of folks who know his business, a school full of teachers who notice when he's absent, and a social life centered around hockey and pizza isn't exactly what Border wants. Or is it?
 

About Marsha Qualey

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Marsha Qualey was born in Austin, Minnesota and has lived in Montana, Texas, Arkansas, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin. She now resides in St. Paul with her husband and four children.
 
Published October 30, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin. 163 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Children's Books. Fiction

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Border Baker is a tough street kid, hailing most recently from Albuquerque.

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A boy is harassed for being the son of a draft dodger in this ""first rate"" novel set at the start of the Gulf War;

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