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Three Pennies (Hardcover)

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Through the San Francisco fog, clear-eyed 11-year-old Marin navigates the foster care system while waiting for her mother (who left years earlier) to return. When Dr. Lucy Chang steps up as a loving adoptive mother, tectonic plates shift and so does Marin’s understanding of family. An element of magical realism whisks through the fog in this old-fashioned, completely modern, short, tender novel. Grades 4–6.

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A girl in foster care tries to find her birth mother before she loses her forever in this spare and beautifully told novel about last chances and new opportunities.

For a kid bouncing from foster home to foster home, The Book of Changes is the perfect companion. That's why Marin carries three pennies and a pocket-sized I Ching with her everywhere she goes. Yet when everything in her life suddenly starts changing--when Marin lands in a foster home that feels like somewhere she could stay, maybe forever--the pennies don't have any answers for her.

Marin is positive that all the wrongs in her life will be made right if only she can find her birth mother and convince her that they belong together. Marin is close, oh so close--until she gets some unwelcome news and her resolve, like the uneasy Earth far beneath the city of San Francisco, is shaken.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781481471879
ISBN-10: 1481471872
Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: May 2nd, 2017
Pages: 192
Language: English

 

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