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Bibliotherapy Books for Children and Young Adults: Adoption & Foster Care

This guide details resources for bibliotherapy, especially for use in SPSY 6350 - School-Based Interventions: Children, Youth and Families and SPSY 6400 - School-Based Interventions: Groups, Classrooms and Systems.

Flight : A novel

Summary:  On the verge of committing an act of violence, a troubled, orphaned Indian teenager finds himself hurtled through time and into various bodies, before returning to himself, forever altered by his experiences. 

The Road to Paris

The Throw-Away Piece

Summary:  Even after entering the foster care system, Jewel is the one who takes care of her mother and, shutting herself off from the vulnerability of closeness to others, is unaware of the positive influence she has on those around her.

The Coffee Can Kid

Summary:  Six-year-old Annie asks the father who adopted her to once more tell the story of how she came to America from Korea.

Tell Me Again About the Night I Was Born

Summary:  A young girl asks her parents to tell her again the cherished family story of her birth and adoption.

Locomotion

Summary: 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.