Atheneum Books for Young Readers
In San Francisco, eleven-year-old Marin desperately searches for her birthmother knowing time is running out before she is adopted, and discovers for the first time in her life what it feels like to be truly wanted by someone.
Family Relationships; Racial Diversity; LGBTQ (Gender and Sexuality); Adoption; Foster care; Interracial; Gay/Lesbian; adopted child; adoptive mother; birth parents; foster child; foster family; interracial adoption; interracial family; lesbian; lesbian adult; lesbian mother
Asian / White
ward of the state; adoptive single mother
Best Books for Kids, 2017
Best Children's Books of the Year, 2018 Ages (9 to 12)
Kirkus Book Review Stars, 2017
San Franciso, California; earthquake; pennies; owl; social worker; tectonic plates; abandonment
Crowder, Melanie, "Three Pennies" (2017). Diverse Families. 1803.