Category Archives: Foster Care

Snow Foal by Susanna Bailey

Snow Foal by Susanna Bailey. Peachtree, 2019, 2022. 9781682634141 Rating:  1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4 Format: Hardcover Genre: Realistic fiction What did you like about the book?  Addie and her social worker, Penny, drive through … Continue reading

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Ordinary Hazards by Nikki Grimes

Ordinary Hazards by Nikki Grimes. Wordsong, c2019, 2022. 9781635925623 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5+ Format: Paperback Genre: Realistic What did you like about the book? Ordinary Hazards is Nikki Grimes’s memoir-in-verse. She tells the … Continue reading

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The Name She Gave Me by Betty Culley

The Name She Gave Me by Betty Culley, HarperTeen, 2022. 97803157835  Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5+ Format: Hardcover novel-in-verse Genre: Contemporary realistic fiction What did you like about the book? Rynn’s biological mother gave … Continue reading

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NOW You say YES – Bill Harley

  NOW You say YES – Bill Harley, Peachtree, 2021. 9781682632475 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5+  Format: Hardcover Genre: Realistic Fiction What did you like about the book? 15-year-old Mari lived in many, many … Continue reading

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I Am Loved – Mary and Kevin Qamaniq-Mason, illustrations by Hwei Lim

  I Am Loved – Mary and Kevin Qamaniq-Mason, illustrations by Hwei Lim, Inhabit Media, Inc, 9781772272819, 2021 Format: Paperback  Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5 Genre: Picture Book  What did you like about the … Continue reading

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Watch Over Me by Nina Lacour

Watch Over Me by Nina Lacour. Dutton, 2020. 9780593108970 Format: Hardcover Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4 Genre:  Ghost story What did you like about the book? Mila has aged out of the foster care system, … Continue reading

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Fighting Words by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley

Fighting Words by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley. Dial Books for Young Readers, 2020. 9781984815682 Format: Hardcover Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5+ Genre:  Realistic fiction What did you like about the book? This book has succeeded in … Continue reading

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What I Carry – Jennifer Longo

 What I Carry – Jennifer Longo, Random House Books , 0553537725, 2020 Format: Hardcover Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review): 4 Genre:  Realistic fiction What did you like about the book? The book explores the experiences … Continue reading

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