Forever, or a Long, Long Time
Flora and her brother, Julian, don’t believe they were born. They’ve lived in so many foster homes, they can’t remember where they came from. And even now that they’ve been adopted, Flora still struggles to believe that they’ve found their forever home. So along with their new mother, Flora and Julian begin a journey to go back and discover their past—for only then can they really begin to build their future.
Family Relationships; Racial Diversity; Foster care; Adoption; Interracial; foster family; foster parents; foster children; foster homes; adopted children; adoptive family; adoptive parents; interracial family; interracial adoption
adoptive mother and father
Charlotte Huck Award for Outstanding Fiction for Children, 2018, Honor
Cybils Awards, 2017, Nominee, Middle Grade Fiction
YouPer (Young Person) Award, 2018, Honor Book
Best Books for Kids, 2017
Best Children's Books of the Year, 2018 Ages (9 to 12)
Booklist Book Review Stars, 2017
Kirkus Best Middle Grade Books, 2017 Best Middle-Grade Family Stories
Kirkus Book Review Stars, 2016
Notable Children's Books, 2018 Older Readers
forever home; trauma; broken foster care system; baby; pregnancy; stability; feelings
Carter, Caela, "Forever, or a Long, Long Time" (2017). Diverse Families. 1801.