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Jackpot by Nic Stone – Book Review

 

Title: Jackpot
Author: Nic Stone
Publisher: Crown Books for Young Readers
Release Date: October 15, 2019

Rico, her mom, and her little brother struggle to stay afloat. Despite the difficulties, Rico’s mom insists they live beyond their means in order to reside in an affluent area known for the quality of its schools. Rico’s mom prioritizes access to quality education, but Rico herself has been unable to take full advantage of the opportunity before her. For instance, she must work to help her family make ends meet and avoid returning to the homeless shelter where they once lived. With all these aspirations and challenges swirling, Rico sells a lottery ticket to an elderly woman during the late shift at the Gas’n Go on Christmas Eve. Believing she sold the $109 million winner, Rico embarks on a journey to find the wo