Malik Had a House
Realistic (fiction) 2,292 words, Level X (Grade 5), Lexile 660L.Malik loves his home, where he lives with his mom and brother, and he has lots of friends in the neighborhood. When Malik's mom loses her job, his life gets turned upside down by the hard financial times his family now faces. Readers will learn through Malik's eyes what it means for a family to live in a bad economy, deal with unemployment, have an underwater mortgage, face foreclosure, and visit a food bank so they have enough to eat.
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