Cheryl King is a dyslexia therapist and author of the award-winning Sitting on Top of the World, her debut novel. A sequel will be published soon.
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She knows the risks. Train-hopping is dangerous. Railroad bulls are deadly. But fourteen-year-old June Baker has no other choice.
It's 1933, and the Great Depression is spreading misery throughout the country. If June doesn't find work, her family could lose their farm. And they've already lost too much.
YA Category winner and Horizon Award winner in the 2022 Eric Hoffer Book Awards, Sitting on Top of the World is a wholesome book appropriate for ages 11 and up, and would make a great addition to any school, library, or family collection.
Sitting on Top of the World
A story of misfortune with an inspiring tale of human ingenuity.
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"Magnificently blending a story of misfortune with an inspiring tale of human ingenuity, Sitting on Top of the World is a superb intro to the events of the Great Depression for young readers. June is a courageous, relatable character whose strong first-person perspective and distinctive voice help set this novel apart from others that take place during this time period. All told, this is an original, meaningful, and powerfully told novel that will satisfy readers of any age."
— Self-Publishing Review, ★★★★
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