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Foster Care

A LIST OF CAGES

A List of Cages
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Roe
Author's First Name: 
Robin
Publisher: 
Disney (Hyperion)
Publication Date: 
2017
2017 Nomination (not yet selected): 
This heart-wrenching novel follows the rekindled friendship between Adam, a popular high school senior, and his former foster brother Julian, a quiet and socially anxious freshman trying to navigate the world years after his parents' death. This was an impressive author debut that explores the difficult themes of death and domestic abuse as well as the life-saving power of kindness and friendship. Meaghan McKeron. 14 and up.

All Rise for the Honorable Perry T. Cook

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Connor
Author's First Name: 
Leslie
Publisher: 
HarperCollins
Publication Month: 
March
Publication Date: 
2016
2017 Nomination (not yet selected): 
Perry has grown up in a minimum security prison with his mother and a family of inmates. It’s been a warm and loving experience, although he is aware of how different his “family” is from those on the outside. Then assistant district attorney learns of this unusual arrangement and arranges for him to be placed in foster care. Perry feels like a fish out of water and struggles to adjust to a new world while desperately missing his mother. Add in a class project, bullies at school and a very important parole hearing and Perry will have to work hard to rise to the top.

COUNTING BY 7s

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Sloan
Author's First Name: 
Holly Goldberg
Publisher: 
Dial
Publication Date: 
2013

Twelve-year-old Willow Chance’s genius makes life harder after her adoptive parents die in a car accident. Her observer/outsider status allows for humor, solace, and surprise as she finds both friends and strangers who care about her and each other.

 

SUMMER OF THE GYPSY MOTHS

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Pennypacker
Author's First Name: 
Sara
Publisher: 
Balzer + Bray
Publication Date: 
4/24/2012

When Great-Aunt Louise dies, antagonists Stella and Angel tell no one because their only real home is the summer rental property where they have lived with her. They continue to clean the cottages and keep their secret while this intense situation fosters unexpected friendship and maturation between them.

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