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Real Families - Adoption Fiction for Teens

Posted by Anna Watkins on November 21, 2008

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    Finding miracles

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    Finding miracles

    Alvarez, Julia.

    Fifteen-year-old Milly Kaufman is an average American teenager until Pablo, a new student at her school, inspires her to search for her birth family in his native country.

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    Harley, like a person

    Bauer, Cat

    Fourteen-year-old Harley, an artistic teenager living with her alcoholic father and angry mother, suspects that she is adopted and begins a search for her biological parents.

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    Store bought baby

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    Store bought baby

    Belton, Sandra.

    The death of Leah's beloved older brother, and her parents' reactions to the tragedy, raise questions for Leah about the meaning of family and about her place in her own.

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    The angel factory

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    The angel factory

    Blacker, Terence.

    Spurred on by his best friend, twelve-year-old Thomas uncovers two major family secrets: that he was adopted, and that his perfect-seeming family is part of an other-worldly organization.

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    Whale talk

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    Whale talk

    Crutcher, Chris.

    Intellectually and athletically gifted, TJ, a multiracial, adopted teenager, shuns organized sports and the gung-ho athletes at his high school until he agrees to form a swimming team and recruits some of the school's less popular students.

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    Dragon's milk

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    Dragon's milk

    Fletcher, Susan, 1951-

    Kaeldra, an outsider adopted by an Elythian family as a baby, possesses the power to understand dragons and uses this power to try to save her younger sister, who needs dragon's milk to recover from an illness.

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    Over a thousand hills I walk with you

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    Heaven

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    Heaven

    Johnson, Angela.

    Fourteen-year-old Marley's seemingly perfect life in the small town of Heaven is disrupted when she discovers that her father and mother are not her real parents.

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    Adam and Eve and Pinch-me

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    Adam and Eve and Pinch-me

    Johnston, Julie.

    Fifteen-year-old Sara Moone, abandoned at birth and shunted from one foster home to another, finds that she cannot remain aloof from her latest family.

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    Kimchi and calamari

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    Kimchi and calamari

    Kent, Rose.

    Adopted from Korea by Italian parents, fourteen-year-old Joseph Calderaro begins to make important self-discoveries about race and family after his social studies teacher assigns an essay on cultural heritage and tracing the past.

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    Somebody's daughter

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    Somebody's daughter

    Lee, Marie G.

    Adopted and raised by Scandinavian-American parents in Minnesota, a Korean teenager returns to her native country to find her birthmother.

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    First daughter

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    First daughter : extreme American makeover

    Perkins, Mitali.

    During her father's presidential campaign, sixteen-year-old Sameera Righton, who was adopted from Pakistan at the age of three, struggles with campaign staffers who want to give her a more "all-American" image and create a fake weblog in her name.

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    First daughter

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    First daughter : White House rules

    Perkins, Mitali.

    Once sixteen-year-old Sameera Righton's father is elected president of the United States, the adopted Pakistani-American girl moves into the White House and makes some decisions about how she is going to live her life in the spotlight.

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    A brief chapter in my impossible life

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    A brief chapter in my impossible life

    Reinhardt, Dana.

    Sixteen-year-old atheist Simone Turner-Bloom's life changes in unexpected ways when her parents convince her to make contact with her biological mother, an agnostic from a Jewish family who is losing her battle with cancer.

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    Slant

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    Slant

    Williams, Laura E.

    Thirteen-year-old Lauren, a Korean-American adoptee, is tired of being called "slant" and "gook," and longs to have plastic surgery on her eyes, but when her father finds out about her wish--and a long-kept secret about her mother's death is revealed--Lauren starts to question some of her own assumptions.

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    When the black girl sings

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    When the black girl sings

    Wright, Bil.

    Adopted by white parents and sent to an exclusive Connecticut girls' school where she is the only black student, fourteen-year-old Lahni Schuler feels like an outcast, particularly when her parents separate, but after attending a local church where she hears gospel music for the first time, she finds her voice.

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    Pictures of Hollis Woods

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    Pictures of Hollis Woods

    Giff, Patricia Reilly

    A troublesome twelve-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.

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    Pictures of Hollis Woods

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    Pictures of Hollis Woods

    Giff, Patricia Reilly.

    A troublesome twelve-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.

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    Fairest

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    Fairest

    Levine, Gail Carson.

    In the Kingdom of Ayortha, Aza, an unattractive woman with a magical voice, learns to balance her appearance with her talent, meanwhile, her singing attracts both Prince Ijori, who cannot resist it, and Queen Ivi, who plots to use it to benefit herself.

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