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Names in a Jar

by Jennifer Gold
edition: eBook
  • age: 13 to 18
  • Grade: 8 to 12
tagged: holocaust, siblings, adoption

Twelve-year-old Anna Krawitz is imprisoned in the Warsaw Ghetto with her older sister, Lina, and their father. Happy days spent reading about anatomy and science in Papa’s bookshop are long gone, and the knowledge they have is used to help their neighbors through the illnesses caused by starvation and war.

With no hope in sight and supplies dwindl …

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Dancing in the Rain

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

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 18
  • Grade: 7 to 12
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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Andreo's Race

by Pam Withers
edition: Paperback
  • age: 12 to 18
  • Grade: 7 to 12
tagged: extreme sports, adoption

Just as sixteen-year-old Andreo, skilled in death-defying ironman events in wilderness regions, is about to compete in rugged Bolivia, he and his friend Raul (another Bolivian adoptee) begin to suspect that their adoptive parents have unwittingly acquired them illegally. Plotting to use the upcoming race to pursue the truth, they veer on an epic jo …

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Best Friends through Eternity

by Sylvia McNicoll
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 12 to 18
  • Grade: 7 to 12
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
  • 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 18
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 Joe …

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