Orphan Train

29 February 2020 | By Christina Baker Kline | Filed in: fostering.

This is an alternate cover edition of ISBN 9780061950728, found here The author of Bird in Hand and The Way Life Should Be delivers her most ambitious and powerful novel to date a captivating story of two very different women who build an unexpected friendship a 91 year old woman with a hidden

Three Little Words

29 February 2020 | By Ashley Rhodes-Courter | Filed in: fostering.

Sunshine, you re my baby and I m your only mother You must mind the one taking care of you, but she s not your mama Ashley Rhodes Courter spent nine years of her life in fourteen different foster homes, living by those words As her mother spirals out of control, Ashley is left clinging to an

One for the Murphys

29 February 2020 | By Lynda Mullaly Hunt | Filed in: fostering.

Twelve year old Carley Connors can take a lot Growing up in Las Vegas with her fun loving mother, she s learned to be tough But she never expected a betrayal that would land her in a foster care When she s placed with the Murphys, a lively family with three boys, she s blindsided Do happy

Another Place at the Table

29 February 2020 | By Kathy Harrison | Filed in: fostering.

The startling and ultimately uplifting narrative of one woman s thirteen year experience as a foster parent For than a decade, Kathy Harrison has sheltered a shifting cast of troubled youngsters the offspring of prostitutes and addicts the sons and daughters of abusers and teenage parents

Pictures of Hollis Woods

29 February 2020 | By Patricia Reilly Giff | Filed in: fostering.

In this Newbery Honor Book, a troublesome 12 year old orphan, staying with an elderly artist who needs her, remembers the only other time she was happy in a foster home, with a family that truly seemed to care about her.

Orbiting Jupiter

29 February 2020 | By Gary D. Schmidt | Filed in: fostering.

When Jack meets his new foster brother, he already knows three things about him Joseph almost killed a teacher He was incarcerated at a place called Stone Mountain He has a daughter Her name is Jupiter And he has never seen her What Jack doesn t know, at first, is how desperate Joseph is to

The Great Gilly Hopkins

29 February 2020 | By Katherine Paterson | Filed in: fostering.

Watch out world The Great Gilly Hopkins is looking for a home She s a foster kid who s been angry, lonely, and hurting for so long that s she s always ready for a fight Be on the lookout for her best barracuda smile, the one she saves for well meaning social workers Watch out for her most

To the End of June: The Intimate Life of American Foster Care

29 February 2020 | By Cris Beam | Filed in: fostering.

Beam presents both a sharp critique of foster care policies and a searching exploration of the meaning of family Publishers Weekly, starred review Who are the children of foster care What, as a country, do we owe them Cris Beam, a foster mother herself, spent five years immersed in the world

The Lost Boy (Dave Pelzer #2)

29 February 2020 | By Dave Pelzer | Filed in: fostering.

Imagine a young boy who has never had a loving home His only possesions are the old, torn clothes he carries in a paper bag The only world he knows is one of isolation and fear Although others had rescued this boy from his abusive alcoholic mother, his real hurt is just begining he has no

White Oleander

29 February 2020 | By Janet Fitch | Filed in: fostering.

Everywhere hailed as a novel of rare beauty and power, White Oleander tells the unforgettable story of Ingrid, a brilliant poet imprisoned for murder, and her daughter, Astrid, whose odyssey through a series of Los Angeles foster homes each its own universe, with its own laws, its own dangers, its

The Connected Child: Bring Hope and Healing to Your Adoptive Family

29 February 2020 | By Karyn B. Purvis | Filed in: fostering.

The adoption of a child is always a joyous moment in the life of a family Some adoptions, though, present unique challenges Welcoming these children into your family and addressing their special needs requires care, consideration, and compassion Written by two research psychologists

Far from the Tree

29 February 2020 | By Robin Benway | Filed in: fostering.

Being the middle child has its ups and downs But for Grace, an only child who was adopted at birth, discovering that she is a middle child is a different ride altogether After putting her own baby up for adoption, she goes looking for her biological family, including Maya, her loudmouthed younger

Maybe Days: A Book for Children in Foster Care

29 February 2020 | By Jennifer Wilgocki | Filed in: fostering.

For many children in foster care, the answer to many questions is often maybe Maybe Days is a straightforward look at the issues of foster care, the questions that children ask, and the feelings that they confront A primer for children going into foster care, the book also explains in children s

Counting by 7s

29 February 2020 | By Holly Goldberg Sloan | Filed in: fostering.

Willow Chance is a twelve year old genius, obsessed with nature and diagnosing medical conditions, who finds it comforting to count by 7s It has never been easy for her to connect with anyone other than her adoptive parents, but that hasn t kept her from leading a quietly happy lifeuntil now.