DIVerse Families
 
Letters from the Heart

Title

Letters from the Heart

Authors

Annie Bryant

Publisher

Simon and Shuster

Pages

256 pages

Publication Year

2004

ISBN

9781439159590

Genre

realism

Topic

Family Relationships; Adoption; Separation; adopted child; adoptive parents; separated parents; separate homes

Annotation

A family history project for school is giving the Beacon Street Girls a lot to think about -- especially Avery. She's got three families: her mother and brothers at home, her father in Colorado, and the birth mother she never really knew. But family is an uncomfortable subject for Maeve. Her parents have just separated, and she doesn't want to talk about it to anyone, not even her best friends in the world, the BSG. Can a bundle of old letters make Maeve see her family in a new light and give her something to share with the Beacon Street Girls?

Grade Level

3-5; 6-8

Family Formation

separated parents

Main Character

girl

Diversity Impact

indirect

Race/Ethnicities

Korean / White

Keywords

friendships; school project; secrets; bullies; family history

Item Type

Fiction

Format

novel

Letters from the Heart

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