Far from the Tree
Grace, adopted at birth, is raised as an only child. At sixteen she's just put her own baby up for adoption, and now is looking for her biological family. She discovers Maya, her loudmouthed younger bio sister who was also adopted; and Joaquin, their stoic older bio brother, who has no interest in bonding over their shared biological mother after seventeen years in the foster care system. Grace struggles between cautious joy at having found them, and the true meaning of family in all its forms.
Family Relationships; Culture/Ethnicity; Racial Diversity; LGBTQ (Gender and Sexuality); Adoption; Foster care; Separation; Biethnic; Biracial; Homosexuality; adoptive family; adoptive parents; adoptive mother; birth parents; adopted teenager; adopted child; foster parents; foster child; separated parents; biethnic teenager; biracial teenager; homosexual; lesbian; lesbian teenager; same sex relationship
boy and girls
Mexican American / White
mother and father; separated mother and father; foster mother and father
Cybils Awards, 2017, Nominee, Young Adult Fiction
Kentucky Bluegrass Award, 2018 - 2019
National Book Award, 2017, Winner, Young People's Literature
Pennsylvania Young Readers' Choice Award, 2018 - 2019
Sequoyah Book Award, 2019 - 2020
pregnant teenager; family; siblings; romance; biological family
Benway, Robin, "Far from the Tree" (2017). DIVerse Families. 1340.