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Ho, Joanna

Summary: "From New York Times bestselling Joanna Ho, of Eyes that Kiss in the Corners, and award-winning educator Liz Kleinrock comes a powerful companion picture book about adoption and family. A young girl who is a transracial adoptee learns to love her Asian eyes and finds familial connection and meaning through them, even though they look different from her parents'. Her family bond is deep and...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper, and imprint of HarperCollins Publishers 2024

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JE HO

Kadohata, Cynthia.

Summary: Twelve-year-old Jaden, an emotionally damaged adopted boy fascinated by electricity, feels a connection to a small, weak toddler with special needs in Kazakhstan, where Jaden's family is trying to adopt a "normal" baby.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Atheneum Books for Young Readers 2014

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Fiction, Call number: J FIC KAD

Bowling, Dusti

Summary: New friends and a mystery help Aven, thirteen, adjust to middle school and life at a dying western theme park in a new state, where her being born armless presents many challenges.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Sterling Children's Books 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Fiction, Call number: J FIC BOW

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FIC BOW

Ng, Celeste

Summary: In Shaker Heights, a placid, progressive suburb of Cleveland, everything is planned -- from the layout of the winding roads, to the colors of the houses, to the successful lives its residents will go on to lead. And no one embodies this spirit more than Elena Richardson, whose guiding principle is playing by the rules. Enter Mia Warren -- an enigmatic artist and single mother -- who arrives in...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House Large Print 2017

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1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP FIC NG

Gibney, Shannon

Summary: Two girls on different timelines-- each growing up as a mixed-Black transracial adoptee-- find their lives bridged by a mysterious portal. Part memoir, part speculative fiction, Gibney examines the absurdities of the adoptee experience through her own adoption experiences. -- adapted from jacket

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Dutton Books 2023

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1 available in Young Adult Fiction, Call number: YA FIC GIB

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1 available in New YA Materials, Call number: YA FIC GIB

Moreno, Dano

Summary: "In a celebration of open adoption, both a baby's birth mother and his adoptive parents share the same universal wishes for the child"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Charlesbridge 2023

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE MOR

Sáenz, Benjamin Alire

Summary: "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"--

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Listening Library/Random House 2017

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MacLachlan, Patricia

Summary: "Nora and Ben's younger sister Birdy loves to keep secrets ... One day Birdy watches her mother spit into a tube, ready to send it off to find out more about herself ... Birdy spits into a tube, too, when no one sees her. But when the test results come back, they are a surprise. Birdy is seemingly not related to Nora and Ben's parents. But if she is adopted, how could that have happened without...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Katherine Tegen Books, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2021

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Soman, David

Summary: "While at the farmers' market with her mama, Ladybug Girl spies some rescue dogs and, together with the Bug Squad, finds one of them a forever home, vowing to return again to help the others"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Dial Books for Young Readers 2018

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JE SOM

Miles, Ellen

Summary: At Loon Lake Park, Charles and his Cub Scout friends are told that a dog has been abandoned in the parking lot. Louie, a not-so-small Newfoundland puppy, is quickly taken in and cared for by the group. Can Charles and his friends find Louie a perfect, and roomy, forever home?

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic Inc. 2018

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Beginning Readers - Independent Reader (Red), Call number: JBR RED PP MIL

Bruel, Nick.

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

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Roaring Brook Press 2011

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FICTION BRU

Ng, Celeste

Summary: Vom Außenanstrich der Häuser bis zum Alltag ihrer Bewohner: Alles in Shaker Heights, einem beschaulichen Vorort von Cleveland, ist passgenau durchgeplant. Keiner verkörpert diesen Geist mehr als Elena Richardson mit ihrer Familie wie aus dem Bilderbuch. Sie hat ein gutes Herz, deshalb nimmt sie die alleinerziehende Künstlerin Mia Warren als Mieterin auf und behandelt deren Tochter Pearl auch...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: dtv 2019

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 438.4 FIC NG

Ng, Celeste

Summary: Летом в Шейкер-Хайтс только и говорили о том, что Изабелл, младшенькая Ричардсонов, все-таки спятила и спалила дом… В Шейкер-Хайтс, спокойном и респектабельном городке все тщательно спланировано - от уличных поворотов и цветников у домов до успешных жизней его обитателей. И никто не олицетворяет дух городка больше, чем миссис Ричардсон, идеальная мать и жена. Но однажды в этом царстве...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Phantom Press 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 491.7 FIC NG

Hillerman, Anne

8 holds on 2 copies

Summary: Joe Leaphorn may be long retired from the Navajo Tribal Police, but his detective skills are still sharp, honed by his work as a private detective. His experience will be essential to solve a compelling new case: finding the birth parents of a woman who was raised by a bilagáana family but believes she is Diné based on one solid clue, an old photograph with a classic Navajo child's blanket....

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers 2024

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in New Fiction, Call number: M HIL

Sáenz, Benjamin Alire

Summary: "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"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Clarion Books, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2017

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1 available in Young Adult Fiction, Call number: YA FIC SAE

George, Kallie

Summary: Clover, who wants to change her bad luck, accepts a volunteer position at a pet adoption agency unlike any other and soon finds herself in a world of fairy horses, dragons with temperamental snouts, wizards, princesses, and, unfortunately, witches.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Disney-Hyperion 2015

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in J Series, Call number: J FIC GEO

Garner, Paula

Summary: "Why is there a gap in Jules's baby album? A wry and poignant coming-of-age novel about finding the truth in lies, salvaging hope in heartbreak, and making peace with missing pieces. Eighteen-year-old Jules has always wished for a close-knit family. She never knew her father, and her ex-addict mother has always seemed more interested in artistic endeavors than in bonding with her only...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Candlewick Press 2018

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1 available in Young Adult Fiction, Call number: YA FIC GAR

Lord, Cynthia

Summary: A group of sato puppies, homeless dogs of various breeds from Puerto Rico, has arrived at the animal shelter, and second grade volunteer Suzannah immediately falls in love with one puppy, Paloma--but it is her job to get the puppy ready for adoption, a separation that could easily break her heart.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic Press 2016

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JFIC LOR

Wright, Camron Steve

Summary: "Based on the true story of Taj Rowland, who was kidnapped as a child from his village in Southern India, sold to an orphanage, and then adopted by an American couple."--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Shadow Mountain Publishing 2022

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Juvenile Fiction, Call number: J FIC WRI

Griffin, Paul

Summary: Seventh-grader Ben, always an outsider, is led into a deep friendship with Halley, who is being treated for cancer, by the special dog he and his adoptive mother take in.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Dial Books for Young Readers 2016

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Juvenile Fiction, Call number: J FIC GRI

Miles, Ellen

Summary: "Charles and Lizzie Peterson love puppies. Their family fosters these young dogs, giving them love and proper care, until they can find the perfect forever home. When Charles and Lizzy find Scruffy stuck in a fence at a scary old house, they aren't sure if she's lost or been abandoned. Either way, Scruffy has learned that smiling at humans always gets her what she wants... and soon so does the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic Inc. 2023

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Hubbard, Kirsten

Summary: "A little girl adopts the prickliest stray kitten at the shelter because sometimes she feels prickly, too"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Nancy Paulsen Books 2023

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1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE HUB

Miles, Ellen.

Summary: When Michael and Mia hear about an abandoned kitten at the animal shelter, they volunteer to take Otis in until they can find him a permanent home.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic Inc. 2011

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JFIC MIL

Grover, Janice Zita

Summary: Dakota the dog is rescued from a puppy mill, cared for by a foster owner, and given to a young girl battling cancer.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: The Gryphon Press 2016

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JE ZIT

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