Hank Hooperman’s Tenth Mistake by Gennifer Choldenko

Publisher’s Description

Readers will be hoping for a happy ending for Hank in Newbery Honor-winning Gennifer Choldenko’s heartwarming story about a boy who struggles to keep his family together when his mother doesn’t come home.

When eleven-year-old Hank’s mother doesn’t come home, he takes care of his little sister, Boo, like he always does. But it’s been a week now. They’ve run out of food and their mother has never been gone this long… Hank knows he needs help, so he and Boo track down the stranger listed as their emergency contact.