Welcome home : an anthology on love and adoption

Format: Print Book 2017
Availability: Available at 3 Libraries 3 of 3 copies
Available (3)
Location Collection Call #
CLP - Main Library Teen Department - Teen Fiction TEEN PAPERBACK Welcome
Location  CLP - Main Library
 
Collection  Teen Department - Teen Fiction
 
Call Number  TEEN PAPERBACK Welcome
 
 
Moon Township Public Library Young Adult Fiction YA F SMITH Eric
Location  Moon Township Public Library
 
Collection  Young Adult Fiction
 
Call Number  YA F SMITH Eric
 
 
Mt. Lebanon Public Library Young Adult Fiction YA WELCOME Home
Location  Mt. Lebanon Public Library
 
Collection  Young Adult Fiction
 
Call Number  YA WELCOME Home
 
 
Summary
Welcome Home collects a number of adoption-themed fictional short stories, and brings them together in one anthology from a diverse range of celebrated Young Adult authors. The all-star roster includes Edgar-award winner Mindy McGinnis, New York Times best-selling authors C.J. Redwine (The Shadow Queen) and William Ritter (Jackaby), and acclaimed YA authors across all genres. The full list of contributors includes: Adi Alsaid, Karen Akins, Erica M. Chapman, Caela Carter, Libby Cudmore, Dave Connis, Julie Eshbaugh, Helene Dunbar, Lauren Gibaldi, Shannon Gibney, Jenny Kaczorowski, Julie Leung, Sangu Mandanna, Matthew Quinn Martin, Mindy McGinnis, Lauren Morrill, Tameka Mullins, Sammy Nickalls, Shannon Parker, C.J. Redwine, Randy Ribay, William Ritter, Stephanie Scott, Natasha Sinel, Eric Smith, Courtney C. Stevens, Nic Stone, Kate Watson, and Tristina Wright.
Contents
Carlos and the fifteen-year-old heart / by Adi Alsaid
Strong enough / by Karen Akins
The sign / by Erica M. Chapman
Up by a million / by Caela Carter
Mama's eyes / by Libby Cudmore
A kingdom bright and burning / by Dave Connis
Webbed / by Julie Eshbaugh
Life : starring Tallulah Grey / by Lauren Gibaldi
Salvation / by Shannon Gibney
Twenty-seven days / by Jenny Kaczorowski
Ink drips black / by Julie Leung
Upon the horizon's verge / by Sangu Mandanna
Lullaby / by Matthew Quinn Martin
Census man / by Mindy McGinnis
Invited / by Lauren Morrill
Empty lens / by Tameka Mullins
A lesson in biology / by Sammy Nickalls
Tunneling through / by Shannon M. Parker
Broken stars / by C.J. Redwine
The snow-covered sidewalk / by Randy Ribay
Deeply / by William Ritter
Meant to be broken / by Stephanie Scott
Moving the body / by Natasha Sinel
In pieces / by Eric Smith
Peace of paper / by Courtney Stevens
Happy beginning / by Nic Stone
The take back / by Kate Watson
Jar of broken wishes / by Tristina Wright.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "This anthology of adoption-themed short stories features works by 29 authors, many with personal adoptive connections. The stories are diverse in terms of settings, characters, and genres; all focus on adopted or fostered teens struggling to fit into a family as they near adulthood. Selections range from sci-fi (Adi Alsaid's Carlos and the Fifteen-Year-Old Heart, about a boy whose parents are stuck in 1985) to fantasy (Karen Atkins' Strong Enough, which depicts a girl learning to control her superstrength) to realism (Caela Carter's Up by a Million, featuring a teen accepting a forthcoming adoption by her foster mother while her birth mother remains incarcerated). Some will terrify (Libby Cudmore's Mama's Eyes, in which a teen is kidnapped by her birth mother), others will summon tears (Jenny Kaczorowski's Twenty-Seven Days, about a girl who hopes against hope that her foster placement can become permanent), and still others (Lauren Morrill's Invited) are recounted from the birth mother's perspective. The stories are uniformly strong, ensuring that teens and discussion leaders alike will find ample choices in this thoughtful collection.--Weisman, Kay Copyright 2017 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Adoption -- Juvenile fiction.
Short stories, American.
Adoption -- Fiction.
Short stories.
Publisher Mendota Heights, Minnesota :Flux,2017
Edition First edition.
Contributors Smith, Eric (Eric A.), editor.
Language English
Description vii, 340 pages ; 21 cm
ISBN 9781635830040
1635830044
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