Mother Number Zero
Groundwood Books/House of Anansi Press
When Fay meets a fascinating girl named Maud who asks him what it is like to be adopted, he finds himself wondering about his Bosnian birth-mother and why she gave him up, so with the help of his parents he sets out to answer his questions.
Family Relationships; Racial Diversity; Culture/Ethnicity; Adoption; Multiracial; Multicultural; adopted children; adoptive family; interracial adoption; international adoption; multiracial family; birth parents; different cultures; multicultural family
Bosnian / Chinese / Dutch
adoptive mother and father
Society of School Librarians International Book Awards, 2011, Honor, Language Arts K-6 Novels
elementary school; questions; abandoned; Bosnian conflict; feelings; finding your birth parents; new girl
Hof, Marjolijn; Prins, Johanna W.; and Prins, Johanna Henrica, "Mother Number Zero" (2011). Diverse Families. 439.