Half A World Away
Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Racial Diversity; Family Relationships; Adoption; Interracial; adopted child; interracial adoption; adoptive parents; adoptive brother; international adoption
Twelve-year-old Jaden, an emotionally damaged adopted boy fascinated by electricity, feels a connection to a small, weak toddler with special needs in Kazakhstan, where Jaden's family is trying to adopt a "normal" baby.
mother and father
Kazakhstanian / White
Best Young Adult Book,2014; Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People,2015; NPR's Book Concierge,2014; Booklist Editors Choice: Books for Youth,2014; Booklist Top 10 Multicultural Fiction for Youth,2015; Choices,2015; Black-Eyed Susan Book Award, 2015-2016 (Nominee); Georgia Children's Book Award, 2016-2017 (Nominee); Great Lakes Great Books Award, 2015 (Nominee); Lamplighter Award, 2015-2016 (Nominee); Maine Student Book Award, 2015-2016 (Nominee)
pyromania; lonliness; troubled youth; hopelessness; love
Kadohata, Cynthia, "Half A World Away" (2014). DIVerse Families. 498.