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Sherman Library JF BRA (Text to phone) 34060149335048 Nutmeg Award Checked out 08/05/2021

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Seventh-grader Zoey Albro focuses on caring for three younger siblings and avoiding rich classmates at school until her fascination with octopuses gets her on the debate team and she begins to speak out.
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Nutmeg Award Nominee, Middle School (Teen), 2022.
Subject: Brothers and sisters > Fiction.
Brothers and sisters > Juvenile fiction.
Debates and debating > Fiction.
Debates and debating > Juvenile fiction.
Middle schools > Fiction.
Middle schools > Juvenile fiction.
Schools > Fiction.
Schools > Juvenile fiction.
Social classes > Fiction.
Social classes > Juvenile fiction.
Family problems > Fiction.
Family problems > Juvenile fiction.

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The Benefits of Being an Octopus : A Novel
The Benefits of Being an Octopus : A Novel
by Braden, Ann
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The Benefits of Being an Octopus : A Novel

Ann Braden writes books about kids struggling to find their voice amidst the realities of life. She founded GunSenseVT, a grassroots group focused on championing the common ground on the issue of guns in Vermont, which recently helped pass landmark gun violence prevention legislation. She also founded the Local Love Brigade, which now has chapters all over the country sending love postcards to those who are facing hate. Ann is the co-host of the children's book podcast, "Lifelines: Books that Bridge the Divide," along with Pakistani American author Saadia Faruqi, and is a former middle school teacher. She lives in southern Vermont with her husband, two children, and two insatiable cats named Boomer and Justice. Visit her online at

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