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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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    All the broken pieces

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    All the broken pieces : a novel in verse

    Burg, Ann E.

    Two years after being airlifted out of Vietnam in 1975, Matt Pin is haunted by the terrible secret he left behind and, now, in a loving adoptive home in the United States, a series of profound events forces him to confront his past.

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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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    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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    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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    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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    The inexplicable logic of my life

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    The inexplicable logic of my life : a novel

    Sáenz, Benjamin Alire, author.

    "A story set on the American border with Mexico, about family and friendship, life and death, and one teen struggling to understand what his adoption does and doesn't mean about who he is"-- Provided by publisher.

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    Welcome home

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    Welcome home : an anthology

    A collection of nearly thirty contemporary short stories centered on the theme of adoption.

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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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    Saffy's angel

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    Saffy's angel

    McKay, Hilary.

    After learning that she was adopted, thirteen-year-old Saffron's relationship with her eccentric, artistic family changes, until they help her go back to Italy where she was born to find a special momento of her past.

    Due 12/06/19

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    Dillon Dillon

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    Dillon Dillon

    Banks, Kate, 1960-

    During the summer that he turns ten years old, Dillon Dillon learns the surprising story behind his name and develops a relationship with three loons, living on the lake near his family's New Hampshire cabin, that help him make sense of his life.

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    Bad kitty meets the baby

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    Bad kitty meets the baby

    Bruel, Nick.

    Bad Kitty is not pleased when a baby joins her family. Includes fun facts and tips for training a cat to perform tricks.

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    Cleo Edison Oliver, playground millionaire

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    Cleo Edison Oliver, playground millionaire

    Frazier, Sundee Tucker, 1968-

    Fifth-grader Cleo Edison Oliver is full of money-making ideas, and her fifth-grade Passion Project is no different--but things get more complicated when she has to keep her business running, be a good listener when her best friend needs her, and deal with the bully teasing her about being adopted at the same time.

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    Found / The Missing Series / #1

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    Found / The Missing Series / #1

    Haddix, Margaret Peterson.

    When thirteen-year-olds Jonah and Chip, who are both adopted, learn they were discovered on a plane that appeared out of nowhere, full of babies with no adults on board, they realize that they have uncovered a mystery involving time travel and two opposing forces, each trying to repair the fabric of time.

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    The misadventures of the family Fletcher / #1

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    The misadventures of the family Fletcher / #1

    Levy, Dana Alison.

    Relates the adventures of a family with two fathers, four adopted boys, and a variety of pets as they make their way through a school year, Kindergarten through sixth grade, and deal with a grumpy new neighbor.

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    Safe at home

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    Safe at home

    Lupica, Mike.

    Nick Crandall's new foster parents are both professors who know nothing about sports, and his new teammates feel he is too young to play varsity baseball; but Nick is out to prove that he belongs not only to his team, but to his parents as well.

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    Saffy's angel

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    Saffy's angel

    McKay, Hilary.

    After learning that she was adopted, thirteen-year-old Saffron's relationship with her eccentric, artistic family changes, until they help her go back to Italy where she was born to find a special momento of her past.

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    Greenglass House

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    Greenglass House

    Milford, Kate.

    At Greenglass House, a smuggler's inn, twelve-year-old Milo, the innkeepers' adopted son, plans to spend his winterholidays relaxing, but soon guests are arriving with strangestories about the house that send Milo and Meddy, the cook's daughter, on an adventure.

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    Lucky breaks

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    Lucky breaks

    Patron, Susan, 1948-

    Lucky, having met a potential best friend who was visiting her uncle who lives in Hard Pan, California, devises a plan to get the young girl back to the town.

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    A drowned maiden's hair

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    A drowned maiden's hair : a melodrama

    Schlitz, Laura Amy.

    In the early twentieth century, young orphan Maud Flynn hopes to finally be loved when she is adopted by the elderly Hawthorne sisters, but she is instead roped into the family's crooked séance business.

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    Red butterfly

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    Red butterfly

    Sonnichsen, A. L.

    In China, a foundling girl with a deformed hand raised in secret by an American woman must navigate China's strict adoption system when she is torn away from the only family she has ever known.

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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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    How I was adopted

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    How I was adopted : Samantha's story

    Cole, Joanna.

    A young girl tells the story of how she came to be her parents' child through adoption.

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    Tell me again about the night I was born

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    Tell me again about the night I was born

    Curtis, Jamie Lee, 1958-

    A young girl asks her parents to tell her again the cherished family story of her birth and adoption.

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    The coffee can kid

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    The coffee can kid

    Czech, Jan M.

    Six-year-old Annie asks the father who adopted her to once more tell the story of how she came to America from Korea.

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    Wolfie the bunny

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    Wolfie the bunny

    Dyckman, Ame.

    When her parents find a baby wolf on their doorstep and decide to raise him as their own, Dot is certain he will eat them all up until a surprising encounter with a bear brings them closer together.

    Due 12/04/19

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    Adoption is for always

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    Adoption is for always

    Girard, Linda Walvoord.

    Although Celia reacts to having been adopted with anger and insecurity, her parents help her accept her feelings and celebrate their love for her by making her adoption day a family holiday. Includes factual information about the adoption process.

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    King & King & family

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    King & King & family

    Haan, Linda de, 1965-

    King Lee and King Bertie take a honeymoon trip to the jungle and bring home a surprise.

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    Over the moon

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    Over the moon : an adoption tale

    Katz, Karen.

    A loving couple dream of a baby born far away and know that this is the baby they have been waiting to adopt.

    Due 12/13/19

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    Horace

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    Horace

    Keller, Holly.

    Horace, an adopted child, realizes that being part of a family depends on how you feel and not how you look.

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    Real sisters pretend

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    Real sisters pretend

    Lambert, Megan Dowd.

    "As they play, Mia and Tayja confirm that there's one thing they don't have to pretend: They know in their hearts that they're real sisters, even though others don't always recognize this since they're adopted and don't look alike. Safe in the knowledge that adoption has made them "forever family," the sisters end their make-believe journey with a joyful homecoming to a real home with their two moms."--Jacket flap.

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    Megan's birthday tree

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    Megan's birthday tree : a story about open adoption

    Lears, Laurie.

    Every year on Megan's birthday, her birth mother, Kendra, sends a picture of the tree she planted the day Megan was born, so when Kendra decides to get married and move to a new house, Megan worries that she will be forgotten.

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    I love you like crazy cakes

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    I love you like crazy cakes

    Lewis, Rose A.

    A woman describes how she went to China to adopt a special baby girl. Based on the author's own experiences.

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    The red thread

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    The red thread : an adoption fairy tale

    Lin, Grace.

    An adoption story, based on the ancient Chinese belief that an invisible, unbreakable red thread connects all those who are destined to be together, follows a king and queen who are both searching for the one thing that will fill the void in their hearts.

    Due 11/21/19

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    Emma's strange pet

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    Emma's strange pet

    Little, Jean, 1932-

    Emma is allergic to animals with fur, but because she and her adopted brother really want a pet, they decide to try a lizard.

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    Emma's yucky brother

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    Emma's yucky brother

    Little, Jean, 1932-

    Emma finds out how hard it is to be a big sister when her family adopts a four-year-old boy named Max.

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    Pablo's tree

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    Pablo's tree

    Mora, Pat.

    Each year on his birthday, a young Mexican American boy looks forward to seeing how his grandfather has decorated the tree he planted on the day the boy was adopted.

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    Felicia's favorite story

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    Felicia's favorite story

    Newman, Lesléa.

    Felicia wants to hear her favorite story before she falls asleep, so her parents tell her how she was adopted by Mama Nessa and Mama Linda.

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    The White Swan express

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    The White Swan express : a story about adoption

    Okimoto, Jean Davies.

    Across North America, people in four different homes prepare for a special trip to China, while four baby girls in China await their new adoptive parents.

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    We belong together

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    We belong together : a book about adoption and families

    Parr, Todd.

    Simple text and illustrations teach children about the tangible and emotional needs adoptive families fulfill for one another.

    Due 11/21/19

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    Mommy far, mommy near

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    Mommy far, mommy near : an adoption story

    Peacock, Carol Antoinette.

    Elizabeth, who was born in China, describes the family who has adopted her and tries to sort out her feelings for her unknown birthmother.

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    The little green goose

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    The little green goose

    Sansone, Adele.

    Mr. Goose finds an abandoned egg, hatches it, and raises a peculiar green-skinned long-tailed chick, who worries about his identity but comes to recognize that he has a loving parent.

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    Allison

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    Allison

    Say, Allen.

    When Allison realizes that she looks more like her favorite doll than like her parents, she comes to terms with this unwelcomed discovery through the help of a stray cat.

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    Rebecca's journey home

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    Rebecca's journey home

    Sugarman, Brynn Olenberg, 1961-

    Two Jewish boys, Gabe and Jacob, cannot wait to meet their new baby sister, a little girl adopted from Vietnam.

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    My Mei Mei

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    My Mei Mei

    Young, Ed.

    Antonia gets her wish when her parents return to China to bring home a Mei Mei, or younger sister, for her.

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    The best single mom in the world

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    The best single mom in the world : how I was adopted

    Zisk, Mary.

    A girl tells how her mother decided to become a single parent and traveled overseas to adopt her and describes their happy life as a family.

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