Thorndike Press

Free Lunch

  • Rex Ogle
  • Offered By: Thorndike Striving Reader
  • ISBN-10: 1432874969
  • ISBN-13: 9781432874964
  • DDC: B
  • Shipping Weight: .95 lbs ( .43 kgs)
  • 302 Pages | Hardcover
  • Published/Released January 2020



Free Lunch is the story of Rex Ogle’s first semester in sixth grade. Rex and his baby brother often went hungry, wore secondhand clothes, and were short of school supplies, and Rex was on his school’s free lunch program. Grounded in the immediacy of physical hunger and the humiliation of having to announce it every day in the school lunch line, Rex’s is a compelling story of a more profound hunger ― that of a child for his parents’ love and care.

Age Range: 9-12 | Grade Level: 6-9 | Lexile Measure: 540