Chesterfield County Public Library

ISBN/UPC 9781324003618
Formats eBook
  • Biographical
  • Family Life
  • Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Sociology
Publication Year: September 11, 2019

Free Lunch

Rex Ogle

Availability: In stock

Winner of the 2020 YALSA Excellence in Nonfiction Award. Free Lunch is the story of Rex Ogle's first semester in sixth grade. Rex and his baby brother often went hungry, wore secondhand clothes, and were short of school supplies, and Rex was on his school's free lunch program. Grounded in the immediacy of physical hunger and the humiliation of having to announce it every day in the school lunch line, Rex's is a compelling story of a more profound hunger—that of a child for his parents' love and care. Compulsively readable, beautifully crafted, and authentically told with the voice and point of view of a 6th-grade kid, Free Lunch is a remarkable debut by a gifted storyteller.