DIVerse Families
 
The Choices We Make

Title

The Choices We Make

Authors

Karma Brown

Publisher

MIRA Books

Pages

336 pages

Publication Year

2016

ISBN

9780778318934

Genre

realism

Topic

Family Relationships; Surrogacy; surrogate mother; egg donor

Annotation

Hannah and Kate became friends in the fifth grade, when Hannah hit a boy for looking up Kate's skirt with a mirror. While they've been close as sisters ever since, Hannah can't help but feel envious of the little family Kate and her husband, David, have created, complete with two perfect little girls. She and Ben have been trying for years to have a baby, so when they receive the news that she will likely never get pregnant, Hannah's heartbreak is overwhelming. But just as they begin to tentatively explore the other options, it's Kate's turn to do the rescuing. Not only does she offer to be Hannah's surrogate, but Kate is willing to use her own eggs to do so. Full of renewed hope, excitement and gratitude, these two families embark on an incredible journey toward parenthood, until a devastating tragedy puts everything these women have worked toward at risk of falling apart.

Grade Level

9-12

Family Formation

two couples

Main Character

girls

Diversity Impact

direct

Race/Ethnicities

White

Keywords

female friendships; pregnancy; motherhood; conception; coma

Item Type

Fiction

Format

novel

The Choices We Make

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