Saving Baby Doe
G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers
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.
Family Relationships; Divorce; Family member death; Foster care; Separation; Single parent; foster child; single mother; divorced parents; separated parents
female child; male child
Hispanic / Latinx
New York Book Festival, 2014, Honorable Mention, Young Adult
friendship; church; best friends; The Projects; community
Vigilante, Danette, "Saving Baby Doe" (2014). Diverse Families. 2279.