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Just Right Families (Kids)

Enjoy these stories featuring kids who were adopted.

Just right family : an adoption story by Silvia Lopez

"When Meili learns her parents are adopting another child, she must accept the role of big sister and realize a new addition can be just right too"--

Hello from Renn Lake by Michele Weber Hurwitz

In Wisconsin, as her adoptive parents open their lake cabins for summer visitors, twelve-year-old Annalise, abandoned as an infant and able to communicate with the lake, discovers a growing toxic algae bloom and teams up with her friends to save the beloved body of water.

Family recipe by Coco Simon

When tasked with a family tree project at school, Molly, who is adopted, struggles with doubt before finding support from the people who have always given her love.

The day of your arrival by Dolores (Children's author) Brown

An adoption story told from the point of view of two parents about the love they have for their adopted child

The length of a string by Elissa Brent Weissman

Twelve-year-old Imani, the only black girl in Hebrew school, is preparing for her bat mitzvah and hoping to find her birthparents when she discovers the history of adoption in her own family through her great-grandma Anna's Holocaust-era diary.

The night garden by Polly Horvath

Twelve-year-old Franny Whitekraft lives quietly with her adopted parents on a farm on Vancouver Island until the spring of 1945 when the three Madden children move in, UFOs and ghosts appear, an important military airplane disappears, and wishes made in Old Tom's forbidden night garden will hopefully get everyone out of trouble.

For black girls like me by Mariama Lockington

Eleven-year-old Makeda dreams of meeting her African American mother, while coping with serious problems in her white adopted family, a cross-country move, and being homeschooled.

Cleo Edison Oliver in Persuasion power by Sundee Tucker Frazier

Successful businesswoman Fortune A. Davies has announced a new website where "kidpreneurs" can upload ads for their businesses and Cleo and her friend Caylee are sure this is the their big break to get funding for their personalized barrettes, Passion Clips--but producing an internet ad using their classmates is proving difficult, and Cleo is further distracted by her desire to find her birth parents

Soar by Joan Bauer

Moving to Hillcrest, Ohio, when his adoptive father accepts a temporary job, twelve-year-old Jeremiah, a heart transplant recipient, has sixty days to find a baseball team to coach

I can make this promise by Christine Day

"When twelve-year-old Edie finds letters and photographs in her attic that change everything she thought she knew about her Native American mother's adoption, she realizes she has a lot to learn about her family's history and her own identity"--

Ghosts of Greenglass House by Kate Milford

"Twelve-year-old Milo is stuck spending the winter holidays in a house full of strange guests who are not what they seem-again! He will have to work with friends old and new to uncover clues in search of a mysterious map and a famous smuggler's lost haul"--

The year of the baby by Andrea Cheng

Fifth-grader Anna is concerned that her baby sister Kaylee, adopted from China three months ago, is not thriving so she and her best friends, Laura and Camille, create a science project that may save the day

Safe at home : a Comeback Kids novel by Mike Lupica

Playing baseball was the one thing that made twelve-year-old Nick Crandall feel at home until he found acceptance with adoptive parents, but he faces a new struggle to fit in when he becomes the first seventh-grader ever to make the varsity baseball team.

A new Barker in the house by Tomie DePaola

Twins Moffie and Morgie are excited when they hear that their family is adopting a three-year-old Hispanic child

A mother for Choco by Keiko Kasza

A lonely little bird named Choco goes in search of a mother
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