Saving Baby Doe

Title

Saving Baby Doe

Publisher

G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers

Publication Year

2014

ISBN

9780399251603

Pages

240 pages

Genre

realism

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

Lionel and Anisa are the best of friends and have seen each other through some pretty tough times--Anisa's dad died and Lionel's dad left, which is like a death for Lionel. They stick together no matter what. So when Lionel suggests a detour through a local construction site on their way home, Anisa doesn't say no. And that's where Lionel and Anisa make a startling discovery--a baby abandoned in a port-o-potty. Anisa and Lionel spring into action. And in saving Baby Doe, they end up saving so much more.

Grade Level

6-8

Diversity Topics

Family Relationships; Divorce; Family member death; Foster care; Separation; Single parent; foster child; single mother; divorced parents; separated parents

Main Character

female child; male child

Race/Ethnicities

Hispanic / Latinx

Awards

New York Book Festival, 2014, Honorable Mention, Young Adult

Keywords

friendship; church; best friends; The Projects; community

Diversity Impact

direct

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