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Far From The Tree

October 9th, 2018 - Posted in Library News -

Screen Shot 2018-10-09 at 2.51.52 PMby Robin Benway, 374 pages, Grades 8 and up

There are more and more stories of people finding siblings because of genetic testing. Grace is a junior in high school, she is adopted and wants to search for her birth parents. What she finds is 2 siblings instead. One sister, Maya, who was also adopted into a loving family, and Joaquin, their brother who has had to live in foster care his entire life. The three siblings struggle with comprehending their different lots in life as they get to know each other and try to find the mother they all have in common.

If you enjoy personal stories of different family situations you might also enjoy: Waiting for Normal, by Leslie Connor, Wild Things, by Clay Carmichael, or Guitar Boy, by Mary Jane Auch.

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