Pact says: Holding the reader captive from start to finish, BABY is sure to inspire discussion about family building through adoption and foster families.
Pact says: These selections reinforce the bicultural experience of Latinos in general and give adopted Latinos insight into the cultural normalcy of their own experiences.
Pact says: Lester has done an admirable job of portraying the simmering anger and aching sadness that the slaves must have felt. Altogether this novel does a superb job of showing the inhumanity of slavery. It begs to be read aloud.
Pact says: There are many wonderful themes in the book and Ryan’s lyrical prose is a pleasure to read.
Pact says: A compelling book that expresses some of the fears and uncertainty adopted kids can feel at this age with a positive resolution for all.
Pact says: This classic is still the best book we’ve found explaining a variety of children’s perspectives of how it feels to be adopted. The inclusion of photographs brings a greater sense of immediacy and realism to the text and helps children to identify with others who share their experiences.
Pact says: A beautifully written and engaging story about learning trust and becoming part of a family that has great appeal..
Pact says: There is an adoption theme: at the end, a vision of Lanesha’s birth mother appears to help her survive a crisis after having died in childbirth.
Pact says: What is wonderful about this book is that it is written from a twelve-year-old’s voice giving kids and parents alike a window into how a kid who has been through several placements and group homes views the world and the actions of the adults who are SUPPOSED to be caring for him. Really insightful.
Pact says: Do yourself a favor and get your hands on this book. Now.
Pact says: A hopeful story that will give all adopted and foster children a vehicle to explore their feelings whether they were placed at older ages or as infants.
Pact says: Ultimately, the novel celebrates the resilience of both teens and adults, the bonds formed in healing, and the journeys traveled the physically and emotionally by Ronnie as she seeks to find her place.
Pact says: The first in a triplicate of books that explores life for a middle school-aged girl in a non-Western culture that asks her to choose between family loyalties and personal dreams.
Pact says: Funny and clever, A thoughtful novel about the impact of skin tone in how African American’s see themselves and their beauty.
Pact says: We commend Williams for dealing with difficult issues in Slant. We hope that more "tween" novels will take on transracial adoption, racism, and belonging.
Pact Says: An excellent book that looks at peer pressure and stereotypes of Asian American kids. Yee is a talented writer who has given us a very engaging, fun book with good messages about the power of persistence and believing in one’s self..
Pact says: The novel describes not only how these traditions are celebrated, but also their role in tying together the Mexican American family and community. Sofia's struggle with how to hold onto the values of her heritage and family while becoming her own person is sure to resonate with teens exploring identity.
Pact says: The entire package encourages endless browsing, flipping, and double-dipping. Great reading and resources for all readers.
Pact says: This great read gets straight to the heart of how children find resolution to the loss of connections.
Pact says: Because Sophie is adopted, this book feeds into the secret wonderings of every adoptee.
Pact says: Part manual, part trusted friend, this book takes a straight forward approach to sexual development for boys. This down to earth, practical and positive book provides comprehensive information in a friendly and supportive way and will provide a broad overview inclusive of both father and son’s questions and experiences. Extremely useful!