The paper house

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Life is hard for ten-year-old Safiyah in the Kibera slum outside Nairobi. Too poor to go to school, she makes a meager living for herself and her grandmother Cucu by selling things she finds at the garbage dump. After using scavenged paper to fix up the inside of the hut, Safiyah starts a mural on the outside. As word of the paper house spreads, Safiyah begins to take pride in her creation. When Cucu collapses after a fire, Safiyah stays at the hospital to help care for her grandmother. While Safiyah is away, her friend Pendo works on the mural, which upsets Safiyah. But when Pendo attracts media attention to the paper house, Safiyah and her grandmother are given a chance of a better life.
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full_title paper house
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display_description Life in the Kibera slum outside Nairobi is difficult for ten-year-old Safiyah, who makes money by selling items from the garbage dump. However, the stack of glossy magazines she finds inspires her to create a mural on the side of her tin shack that brings hope to her and her grandmother, Cucu.
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series Orca young readers
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subject_facet Friendship -- Fiction, Grandmothers -- Fiction, Nairobi (Kenya) -- Fiction, Poor -- Fiction
title_display The paper house
title_full The paper house / Lois Peterson
title_short The paper house
topic_facet Friendship, Grandmothers, Poor