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Letters from the Heart

Title

Letters from the Heart

Authors

Annie Bryant

Publisher

Simon and Shuster

Publication Year

2004

ISBN

9781439159590

Pages

256 pages

Genre

realism

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

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

Topic

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

Main Character

girl

Race/Ethnicities

Korean / White

Family Formation

separated parents

Keywords

friendships; school project; secrets; bullies; family history

Diversity Impact

indirect

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