When the state of Maine threatens to shut down their island's one-room schoolhouse because of dwindling enrollment, eleven-year-old Tess, a strong believer in luck, and her family take in a trumpet-playing foster child, to increase the school's population.
Family Relationships; Adoption; Foster care; adoptive family; adoptive parents; adoptive mother; adoptive father; adoptive siblings; adopted child; foster parents; foster mother; foster father; foster sibling; foster brother; foster child
female child; male teenager
mother and father
Lupine Award, 2010, Winner, Juvenile Young Adult
Maine; island; school; blue; freedom; authority; wish; luck; redhead; quantity
Lord, Cynthia, "Touch Blue" (2012). Diverse Families. 1940.