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<STRONG>After the Morning Calm: Reflections of Korean Adoptees</STRONG>

After the Morning Calm: Reflections of Korean Adoptees

Attention, parents: Run to your local bookstore and order a copy of After the Morning Calm, a collection... read full review

A Single Shard

A Single Shard

Linda Sue Park

Twelfth-century Korean pottery is an unlikely topic to capture the attention of young readers, but in the hands... read full review

Ben and the Sudden Too-Big Family

Ben and the Sudden Too-Big Family

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Fourth-grader Ben and his dad, Mitch, do just fine on their own. When Mitch meets... read full review

Bud, Not Buddy

Bud, Not Buddy

Christopher Paul Curtis

Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis is the story of Bud (not Buddy, as he carefully points... read full review

Bullets On The Bund

Bullets On The Bund

Steve Whan

Steve Whan, a lifelong Hardy Boys fan, created the Autumn Jade mystery series so that his daughters, both... read full review

Grover G. Graham and Me

Grover G. Graham and Me

Mary Quattlebaum

In six years, Ben Watson has gone through seven foster families. The Torgles, his eighth family, have three... read full review

I Wish for You a Beautiful Life: Letters from the Korean Birth Mothers of Ae Ran Won to Their Children

I Wish for You a Beautiful Life: Letters from the Korean Birth Mothers of Ae Ran Won to Their Children

Sara Dorow, ed.

The letters collected in this book were written by women who gave birth at Ae Ran Won, a... read full review

Monsoon Summer

Monsoon Summer

Mitali Perkins

Monsoon Summer is about a biracial Indian-American girl named Jazz, who lives in Berkeley, California. This summer, her... read full review

My Alternate Life

My Alternate Life

Lee Tobin McClain

Trinity B. Jones is a foster kid who's "been to enough adoption picnics to know that adoptive parents... read full review

Parents Wanted

Parents Wanted

George Harrar

Andy longs for a loving home and parents he can trust, but his AD/HD and lifetime of shuffling... read full review

Peace, Locomotion

Peace, Locomotion

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In a series of letters to his sister, 12-year-old Lonnie writes about their separate foster... read full review

Snowflakes: A Flurry of Adoption Stories

Snowflakes: A Flurry of Adoption Stories

Teresa Kelleher

 Adopted children, their siblings and friends, parents, grandparents, and family members share their points of view on adoption,... read full review

Somebody's Daughter

Somebody's Daughter

Once I began reading Somebody's Daughter, I could not put it down. How could the author, who is... read full review

Stick Up for Yourself! Every Kid's Guide to Personal Power & Positive Self-esteem

Stick Up for Yourself! Every Kid's Guide to Personal Power & Positive Self-esteem

Lev Raphael, Gershen Kaufman and Pamela Espeland

 If I had to choose one book for children ages nine to twelve to help inoculate them against... read full review

The Emperor's Pendant

The Emperor's Pendant

Steve Whan

Steve Whan, a lifelong Hardy Boys fan, created the Autumn Jade mystery series so that his daughters, both... read full review

The Great Call of China

The Great Call of China

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Cece, a high-schooler on her way to China for a summer anthropology program, harbors a... read full review

The Great Gilly Hopkins

The Great Gilly Hopkins

Katherine Paterson

One of the best ever books about being in foster care is The Great Gilly Hopkins by Katherine... read full review

The Lucky Gourd Shop

The Lucky Gourd Shop

In the absence of concrete information about their histories, adoptees sometimes create elaborate fantasies about their birthparents in... read full review

The Period Book: Everything You Don't Want to Ask (But Need to Know)

The Period Book: Everything You Don't Want to Ask (But Need to Know)

The Period Book, written by Karen and Jennifer Gravelle (a woman and her teenaged niece) is a perennial... read full review

Too Old for This, Too Young for That! Your Survival Guide for the Middle-School Years

Too Old for This, Too Young for That! Your Survival Guide for the Middle-School Years

Mosatche covers not only health and puberty, but other sensitive issues, such as dating, school, privacy, and peer... read full review

When the Black Girl Sings

When the Black Girl Sings

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When Lahni, the only African-American student in her school, is chosen to participate in the... read full review

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