Trash is the title of a book for kids by Andy Mulligan and it's anything but trash.
The story is about kids in what the back cover copy calls "an unnamed Third World country" but, since the author is from Manila it's easy to guess that the story takes place in a fictionalized version of the Philippines.
The book gives readers a view of what life is like for the people who must survive by living in and searching through garbage, but it's not depressing. The exciting plot and realistic characters make the book one kids will be glad they've read.
Middle grade readers who like mystery and adventure will find this book hard to put down because it's so well written.
In my opinion, Trash is a treasure.