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  Cover Art: The Auslander Dowswell, Paul
The Auslander
German soldiers take Peter from a Warsaw orphanage, and soon he is adopted by Professor Kaltenbach, a prominent Nazi, but Peter forms his own ideas about what he sees and hears and decides to take a risk that is most dangerous in 1942 Berlin.
295 p. 2011
Teen Fiction Book
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  Cover Art: Breathe My Name Nelson, R. A.
Breathe My Name
Since her adoption, seventeen-year-old Frances has lived a quiet suburban life, but soon after she begins falling for the new boy at school, she receives a summons from her birth mother, who has just been released after serving eleven years for smothering Frances's younger sisters.
314 p. 2007
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Doppelganger Hautman, Pete
High school newspaper reporter Roni finds an age-progressed photograph on a missing children's website of a boy that looks just like her sidekick Brian, throwing the pair into an investigation of Brian's past and family heritage.
159 p. 2008
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: The Girl in the Mirror Kearney, Meg
The Girl in the Mirror
In a series of poems and journal entries, seventeen-year-old Lizzie grieves over the death of her adoptive father, as her plans for college and search for her birth mother are put on hold. Includes a guide to poetic forms.
168 p. 2012
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Heaven Johnson, Angela
Fourteen-year-old Marley's seemingly perfect life in the small town of Heaven is disrupted when she discovers that her father and mother are not her real parents.
138 p. 2010
Teen Fiction Book
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  Cover Art: How to Save a Life Zarr, Sara
How to Save a Life
Told from their own viewpoints, seventeen-year-old Jill, in grief over the loss of her father, and Mandy, nearly nineteen, are thrown together when Jill's mother agrees to adopt Mandy's unborn child but nothing turns out as they had anticipated.
341 p. 2011
Teen Fiction Book
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  Cover Art: Jars of Glass Barkley, Brad
Jars of Glass
Two sisters, aged fourteen and fifteen, offer their views of events that occur during the year after their mother is diagnosed with schizophrenia and their family, including a recently adopted Russian orphan, begins to disintegrate.
246 p. 2008
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Lucky Girl Hopgood, Mei-Ling
Lucky Girl
Renewed contact with the nun that arranged Mei –Ling’s adoption from Taiwan, and a miscommunication when they meet, result in an unplanned and totally unexpected reunion with Mei – Ling’s birth family. This meeting takes her through uncharted waters, bringing her face-to-face with disturbing family secrets, betrayals, and the resulting pain her birth family has experienced.
244 p. 2009
Adult Nonfiction Book
  Cover Art: The Lucky Kind Sheinmel, Alyssa B.
The Lucky Kind
Having always felt secure within his small family, Manhattan high school junior Nick is unsettled to discover the existence of an older brother that his father put up for adoption many years ago.
201 p. 2011
Teen Fiction Book
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  Cover Art: The Mistress's Daughter Homes, A. M.
The Mistress's Daughter
Before A.M. Homes was born, she was put up for adoption. Her birth mother was a 22-year-old single woman having an affair with a much older married man. Thirty years later, her birth parents came looking for her. Homes tells how they made contact with her, what happened next, and what she was able to reconstruct about the story of their lives.
238 p. 2007
Adult Nonfiction Book
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  Cover Art: Three Black Swans Cooney, Caroline B.
Three Black Swans
When sixteen-year-old Missy Vianello decides to try to convince her classmates that her cousin Claire is really her long-lost identical twin, she has no idea that the results of her prank will be so life-changing.
276 p. 2010
Teen Fiction Book
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  Cover Art: Three Little Words Rhodes-Courter, Ashley
Three Little Words
Ashley spent nine years in foster care after being taken away from her mother. She endured many caseworkers, moving from school to school and manipulative, humiliating and abusive treatment from one foster family. See how she survives and eventually thrives against the odds.
304 p. 2008
Teen Nonfiction Book
  Cover Art: When the Black Girl Sings Wright, Bil
When the Black Girl Sings
Adopted by white parents and sent to an exclusive Connecticut girls' school where she is the only black student, fourteen-year-old Lahni Schuler feels like an outcast, particularly when her parents separate, but after attending a local church where she hears gospel music for the first time, she finds her voice.
266 p. 2008
Teen Fiction Book
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