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Engle, Margarita.

Summary: When his mother is sent to jail in Los Angeles, eleven-year-old Tony goes to live with his forest ranger great-uncle in the Sierra Nevada Mountains, where Tony experiences unconditional love for the first time through his friendship with a rescue dog.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2013

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Lupica, Mike

Summary: Since his mother's death, Jayson, twelve, has focused on basketball and surviving but he is found out and placed with an affluent foster family of a different race, and must learn to accept many changes, including facing his former teammates in a championship game.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House/Listening Library 2015

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Audiobooks, Call number: J CD LUP

LaCour, Nina

Summary: A newly graduated Mila emerges from foster care to accept a job on an isolated Northern California Coast farm where she confronts haunting memories and the traumas of her fellow residents.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Dutton Books 2020

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Patterson, James

Summary: Seventeen-year-old Margaret "Cuckoo" Clark keeps a journal detailing the trials and tribulations of high school life as she and her close-knit group of outcast friends try to break down the barriers between their school's "warring nations."

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FICTION PAT

Stark-McGinnis, Sandy

Summary: Eleven-year-old December waits to sprout wings and fly away, until a new foster mother changes her perspective on home and family.--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bloomsbury Children's Books 2019

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JFIC STA

Carter, Caela

Summary: Flora and her brother, Julian, don't believe they were born. They've lived in so many foster homes, they can't remember where they came from. And even now that they've been adopted, Flora still struggles to believe in forever. So along with their new mother, Flora and Julian begin a journey to go back and discover their past -- for only then can they really begin to build their future.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Juvenile Fiction, Call number: J FICTION CAR

Lupica, Mike

Summary: Since his mother's death, Jayson, twelve, has focused on basketball and surviving but he is found out and placed with an affluent foster family of a different race, and must learn to accept many changes, including facing his former teammates in a championship game.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2015

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in JT Fiction, Call number: JT Fiction Lupica 2015

Skurzynski, Gloria.

Summary: Visiting Zion National Park with his family, twelve-year-old Jack encounters two mysteries, the strange behavior of a band of wild mustangs and the possibly sinister actions of his new foster brother, a Shoshone boy.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: National Geographic 2007

Copies Available at Fife Lake

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

Crowder, Melanie

Summary: Referring to the I-Ching and a trio of good-luck pennies whenever she is bounced to a new foster home, Marin finds herself in a place that feels like a forever home while trying to find her birth mother, before receiving unwelcome news.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Anthenum 2017

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FICTION CRO

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JFIC CRO

Coville, Katherine

Summary: Presents the story of "Goldilocks and the Three Bears" as told by young Teddy's governess, who came to work at the Vaughn family "cottage" shortly before a golden-haired girl, ragged and dirty, entered the home and soon became a beloved foster child, until evil characters tried to take her away.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2015

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JFIC COV

Swartz, Elly D

Summary: When eleven-year-old Maggie's parents become temporary foster parents for a new baby, her tendency to hoard spirals out of control.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Farrar Straus Giroux 2019

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Dooley, Sarah

Summary: "After her brother dies in a fire, Sasha Harless has no one left and nowhere to turn, but soon discovers family she didn't know she had, and begins to heal through poetry"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: G. P. Putnam's Sons, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA) 2016

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J FIC DOO

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JFIC DOO

Spirn, Michele.

Summary: When Mark first becomes the foster child of restaurant owners, he thinks they just want free help, but when he is wrongfully accused of trying to sabotage the business he is determined to find the true culprit.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Stone Arch Books 2007

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J MYS Spirn

Bernard, Romily.

Summary: "Teen hacker Wick Tate has to decide between right and wrong as she tries to solve another murder and discover the truth about her mother's suicide"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: HarperTeen, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2014

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Hahn, Mary Downing.

Summary: "Eleven-year-old Brendan Doyle doesn't get along with his foster mother, he's failing fifth grade, and he's bullied mercilessly by a band of boys in his class. Then Brendan meets two potential friends--an eccentric old man and a girl from summer school--and he sees that there may be hope for him after all"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Clarion Books, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2014

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Horowitz, Anthony

Summary: Sent to live in a foster home in a remote Yorkshire village, Matt, a troubled fourteen-year-old English boy, uncovers an evil plot involving witchcraft and the site of an ancient stone circle.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 2005

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD FIC HUR

Scelsa, Kate.

Summary: At Saint Francis Prep school in Mountain View, New Jersey, Mira, Jeremy, and Sebby come together as they struggle with romance, bullying, foster home and family problems, and mental health issues.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Balzer + Bray, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers 2015

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Ryan, Hank Phillippi

Summary: "Award-winning and Boston Globe bestselling author Hank Phillippi Ryan presents a spine-chilling, heart-wrenching suspense novel that explores a terrifying scenario striking at the heart of every family. Does a respected adoption agency have a frightening secret? Tipped off by a determined ex-colleague on a desperate quest to find her birth mother, Boston newspaper reporter Jane Ryland begins...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2013

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC RYA

Udall, Brady.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Norton 2001

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC UDA

Ferguson, Melissa

Summary: "Cassie Everson is an expert at escaping bad first dates. And, after years of meeting, greeting, and running from the men who try to woo her, Cassie is almost ready to retire her hopes for a husband--and children--altogether. But fate has other plans, and Cassie's online dating profile catches the eye of firefighter Jett Bentley. In Jett's memory, Cassie Everson is the unreachable...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Thomas Nelson Inc. 2019

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC FER

Kemmerer, Brigid

Summary: When Rev Fletcher and Emma Blue meet, they both long to share secrets, his of being abused by his birth father, hers of her parents' failing marriage and an online troll who truly frightens her. With loving adoptive parents, Rev Fletcher has managed to keep the demons of his past at bay... until he gets a letter from his abusive father. Emma Blue spends her time perfecting the computer game she...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bloomsbury 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA FIC KEM

Kilbourne, Christina

Summary: When fourteen-year-old Harbour finds herself living in a tent in a Toronto ravine, she accepts the help of a homeless teen named Lise, who shows her how to navigate the shelter system while trying to unravel Harbour's mysterious past.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Dundurn 2019

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Whiteford, Merry.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Thomas Dunne Books 2003

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC WHI

Gibbons, Kaye

Summary: This sequel to Gibbon's beloved classic Ellen Foster stands on its own as an unforgettable portrait of a redoubtable adolescent making herself up out of whole cloth. Now fifteen, Ellen is settled into a permanent home with a new mother. Strengthened by adversity and blessed with enough intelligence to design a salvation for herself, she still feels ill at ease in the world. Her sole surviving...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harcourt 2006

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult, Call number: FICTION Gibbons

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