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Dancing in the Rain

by Shelley Hrdlitschka
edition: eBook
  • age: 12 to 100
  • Grade: 8 to 12
tagged: death & dying, adoption

While struggling with the death of her beloved adoptive mother, sixteen-year-old Brenna reconnects with members of her biological family, hoping to discover why her biological mother broke off contact many years earlier. At the same time, she is falling in love with Ryan, who provides support while she grieves but has to leave her when she needs h …

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The Finding Place

by Julie Hartley
edition: Paperback
  • age: 12 to 100
  • Grade: 7 to 17
tagged: adoption

Found as a baby outside a school in China, Kelly Stroud is adopted and raised by North American parents. One day, her dad leaves the house to buy milk, and doesn't come back. Struggling anew with what it means to be loved and then left behind, Kelly embarks with her mother on a journey back to China in search of her cultural roots.

The Finding Plac …

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Best Friends through Eternity

by Sylvia McNicoll
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 12 to 100
  • Grade: 7 to 17
tagged: adoption, death & dying, paranormal, occult & supernatural

Inspired by the true story of a teen who was killed at a railway crossing, the author weaves the tale of fourteen-year-old Paige, who, taking a shortcut alongside the tracks to avoid the school bullies, is tragically hit by a train and transported to a surreal world where she encounters Kim, who died seven years before. Convinced she is only dreami …

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Your Constant Star

by Brenda Hasiuk
edition: Paperback
  • age: 12 to 100
  • Grade: 8 to 12
tagged: pregnancy, friendship, adoption

Faye is the “good” adopted Chinese daughter. Bev is the wild child. Mannie is the unambitious stoner. What brings them together—and tears them apart—is a need to move beyond the clichés and commit to something—anything—that will bring meaning and joy to their lives.
When Faye’s long-lost childhood neighbor, Bev, turns up out of the b …

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Random

by Lesley Choyce
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook
  • age: 12 to 100
  • Grade: 7 to 17
tagged: adoption, coming of age

Selected as 2011 White Ravens Title

"If you think life makes sense, do not read this book."

It's this credo that sixteen-year-old Joe Campbell lives by. You see, his birth parents were killed in a car accident, and four years later he's still trying to work his way past that loss. His new parents are as supportive and loving as he could wish. But Jo …

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Folly

by Marthe Jocelyn
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 12 to 100
  • Grade: 7 to 17
tagged: orphans & foster homes, adoption

A love story, a social history, and an act that echoes through generations.

Set in the late 1800's, Marthe Jocelyn's stunning new novel is told in the voices of four people whose lives and destinies intertwine. There's Mary, who begins "exceeding ignorant" (apart from what a girl can learn from family mayhem, a dead mother, and a grim stepmother) an …

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Tangled Web

by Shelley Hrdlitschka
edition: Paperback
  • age: 13 to 17
  • Grade: 8 to 12
tagged: siblings, mysteries & detective stories, adoption

Separated at birth and only reunited through circumstance and a savage crime, fifteen-year-old twins Alex and Tanner are slowly getting to know each other and becoming accustomed to the idea of being brothers, albeit brothers with barely controllable psychic abilities. While spending their summer vacation together, they find that their past has res …

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The Accidental Orphan

by Constance Horne
edition: eBook
also available: Paperback
  • age: 12 to 15
  • Grade: 7 to 10
tagged: canada, orphans & foster homes, adoption

Short-listed for the 1999 Silver Birch Award
Eleven-year-old Ellen finds herself wrongly accused of stealing while selling flowers on the Liverpool docks. In her escape she becomes a stowaway aboard a steamship bound for Canada, an unwilling member of a band of orphans headed for new families on the Prairies. Adopted by the Aitkens, a family on a …

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