Forever, or a Long, Long Time

Title

Forever, or a Long, Long Time

Authors

Caela Carter

Publisher

HarperCollins

Publication Year

2017

ISBN

9780062385680

Pages

311 pages

Genre

realism

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

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.

Grade Level

6-8

Lexile Measure

570L

Diversity Topics

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

Main Character

female child

Race/Ethnicities

Brown-Skinned

Family Formation

adoptive mother and father

Awards

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

Keywords

forever home; trauma; broken foster care system; baby; pregnancy; stability; feelings

Diversity Impact

direct

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