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Helping Kids Cope: Foster Care
Books about children in foster care.
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  Cover Art: Ruby Holler Creech, Sharon
Ruby Holler
Thirteen-year-old fraternal twins Dallas and Florida have grown up in a terrible orphanage but their lives change forever when an eccentric but sweet older couple invites them each on an adventure, beginning in an almost magical place called Ruby Holler.
310 p. 2002
Children's Fiction Book
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  Cover Art: The Sorta Sisters Fogelin, Adrian.
The Sorta Sisters
In Florida, Anna Casey lives with what she hopes is the last in a long line of foster mothers, and Mica Delano lives with her father on their small boat, and when the two of them begin corresponding, they discover they have a lot in common.
279 p. 2007
Children's Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Pictures of Hollis Woods Giff, Patricia Reilly
Pictures of Hollis Woods
A troublesome twelve-year-old orphan, staying with an elderly artist who needs her, remembers the only other time she was happy in a foster home, with a family that truly seemed to care about her.
166 p. 2002
Children's Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Dream of Night Henson, Heather
Dream of Night
Told from their different points of view, twelve-year-old Shiloh, a troubled foster child, Dream of Night, an abused former racehorse, and Jess, a woman who cares for both, find healing by helping one another through their pain.
218 p. 2010
Children's Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Runaway Twin Kehret, Peg
Runaway Twin
Thirteen-year-old Sunny, accompanied by a stray dog, takes advantage of a windfall to travel from her Nebraska foster home to Enumclaw, Washington, to find the twin sister from whom she was separated at age three.
197 p. 2009
Children's Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Dancing Through the Snow Little, Jean
Dancing Through the Snow
After four different foster placements, Min is back at Children's Aid a week before Christmas. She has no family, no birthday, no idea of where she came from. Then Jess Hart, a former Children's Aid doctor who sees past Min's hardened shell, decides to take Min home for the holidays. Has Min found her place at last?
242 p. 2009
Children's Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Touch Blue Lord, Cynthia
Touch Blue
When the state of Maine threatens to shut down their island's one-room schoolhouse because of dwindling enrollment, eleven-year-old Tess, a strong believer in luck, and her family take in a trumpet-playing foster child, to increase the school's population.
186 p. 2010
Children's Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Carolina Harmony McDowell, Marilyn Taylor
Carolina Harmony
In the summer of 1964, Carolina is a runaway hiding out at Harmony Farm in North Carolina's Blue Ridge Mountains. The Harmonys, Mr. Ray and Miss Latah treat Carolina as their own and wait for her to reveal her secret.
323 p. 2009
Children's Fiction Book
  Cover Art: The Great Gilly Hopkins Paterson, Katherine
The Great Gilly Hopkins
An eleven-year-old foster child tries to cope with her longings and fears as she schemes against everyone who tries to be friendly.
148 p. 1978
Children's Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Mudville Scaletta, Kurtis
Mudville
For twenty-two years, since a fateful baseball game against their rival town, it has rained in Moundville, so when the rain finally stops, twelve-year-old Roy, his friends, and foster brother Sturgis dare to face the curse and form a team.
265 p. 2009
Children's Fiction Book
  Cover Art: The Mailbox Shafer, Audrey
The Mailbox
When twelve-year-old Gabe tries to hide his uncle's death from the local authorities, he is not prepared for what happens when this secret is discovered.
178 p. 2008
Children's Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Desperate Measures Summers, Laura
Desperate Measures
Thirteen-year-old Vicky, her brain-damaged twin sister, and her delinquent little brother run away together to keep from being split up by the foster care system.
250 p. 2011
Children's Fiction Book
  Cover Art: What I Call Life Wolfson, Jill
What I Call Life
Placed in a group foster home, eleven-year-old Cal Lavender learns how to cope with life from the four other girls who live there and from their storytelling guardian, the Knitting Lady.
276 p. 2008
Children's Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Locomotion Woodson, Jacqueline
Locomotion
In a series of poems, eleven-year-old Lonnie writes about his life, after the death of his parents, separated from his younger sister, living in a foster home, and finding his poetic voice at school.
100, 12 p. 2010
Children's Fiction Book
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