Crenshaw is a children's book by the award winning author Katherine Applegate. It is about a young boy named Jackson, his family, and Jackson's imaginary friend Crenshaw who happens to be a giant cat.
It is a sad story about a family who has fallen on hard times. Jackson's family is forced to sell everything in their apartment trying to make the next month's rent.
Jackson has too much on his mind and now he has to deal with his imaginary friend Crenshaw.
Jackson is worried. Is he losing his mind? He is entering the 5th grade in the Fall. Isn't he is too old to have an imaginary friend?
Can they save enough money for the rent or do they have to live in their minivan again? You have got to read this book to find out.
This is a good book for 4-6 graders. The AR level is 3.0
There are many kids in our own city who may be facing similar hardships.
In Stockton, we have the "One TLC School" for homeless children. If your are interested, please check out their Facebook page. They can use your help.
Homelessness can happen to us all.
Signing off until next Monday- Panteha