Crenshaw is a story about a kid who has an imaginary cat called Crenshaw. Crenshaw help Jackson overcome his problems when being homeless
Jackson and his sister were playing cereal ball, which is a game where you throw food into a hat, and whoever makes it gets to eat it this game is supposed to distract Jackson and his sister from being hungry. when it was Jackson's turn to throw he made it in the hat and when he went to eat the cereal he found five jelly beans. Jackson thought these jelly beans from his imaginary cat
As the days go on both of Jackson's parents start losing lots of money. They decide to start selling things from their house every week to gain a bit of money for the apartment bills.
After losing tons of money they got kicked out of the apartment they were living in. His parents never told him the truth and told him that moving around was something they liked to do.
Jackson ends up running away. He also finds out the truth about being homeless which made him very mad and upset, he ended up going to his friend's house.
After a while, his parents got a new job that paid really well. They also told Jackson about the truth and got him back from his friends house.
In the end, his family ended up getting a home in a garage. This home was offered by the owner of the place his dad worked at. And Jackson then transferred school and they lived happily after that.