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Title:
A house between homes : youth in the foster care system
Author:
Libal, Joyce.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
Broomall, Pa. : Mason Crest Publishers, [2004]

©2004
Physical Description:
127 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 25 cm.
Language:
English
Contents:
Cradled by uncertainty -- Coloring outside the lines -- The discovery -- Emergency shelter -- What's next? -- The waiting game -- A new home -- Stepping into tomorrow.
Reading Level:
1010 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG+ 7.0 3.0 87308.
Electronic Access:
Table of contents http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip048/2003018638.html
ISBN:
9781590847404

9781590847275
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

From living with blindness, deafness, autism, or brain injury to struggling through the juvenile court or foster care systems, there are many types of special needs among youth today. This 15-book series explores the challenges facing youth with special needs, as well as the many types of services available to support these young people in their quest for personal achievement and social acceptance. By combining factual information with fictional stories, these books bring to life the struggles, challenges, and triumphs of youth with special needs, providing an education of the heart as well as the mind.


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School Library Journal Review

Gr 6-9-These clearly written titles explain special needs through a combination of fiction and fact. Each chapter begins with a segment of an ongoing story that invites readers into the situation. In Barriers, five teens face different challenges-amputation, CP, spina bifida, muscular dystrophy, and spinal-cord injury. The characters seem real, and information is conveyed in a natural manner. Color photos and drawings add interest. Lists (types of CP, causes of amputation, do say/don't say) lighten the page layout. In Homes, readers meet two kids in the foster-care system in the fiction section of each chapter. The text then presents an interesting history of foster care, going back to the Babylonian Code. There is also a good explanation of what the 1997 Adoption and Safe Families Act means for children. The book is illustrated with black-and-white and color photos, primarily of children, and a few line drawings.-Linda Beck, Indian Valley Public Library, Telford, PA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Table of Contents

Cradled by uncertainty
Coloring outside the lines
The discovery
Emergency shelter
What's next?
The waiting game
A new home
Stepping into tomorrow