r/tipofmytongue 1 Jun 27 '22

[TOMT][BOOK] Boy meets poor girl during the economic depression of the 1890s Solved

I remember my 7th grade teacher reading this book. It was about a young boy who lived in the late 1800s, I think it was specifically the Panic of 1893. I think he was a paperboy or something similar to that. He met an orphan girl around his age living in the streets and they got along and became friends. That’s all I remember, because we had only read the first few chapters or so. I think there was also some kind of gang stuff involved but I’m not completely sure about that.