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One of our recommended books is Louder Than Hunger by John Schu

Revered teacher, librarian, and story ambassador John Schu explores anorexia–and self-expression as an act of survival–in a wrenching and transformative novel-in-verse.

But another voice inside me says,
We need help.
We’re going to die.

Jake volunteers at a nursing home because he likes helping people. He likes skating and singing, playing Bingo and Name That Tune, and reading mysteries and comics aloud to his teachers. He also likes avoiding people his own age . . . and the cruelty of mirrors . . . and food. Jake has read about kids like him in books–the weird one,

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