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Mother Number Zero

Title

Mother Number Zero

Publisher

Groundwood Books/House of Anansi Press

Publication Year

2011

ISBN

9781554980789

Pages

179 pages

Genre

realism

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

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.

Grade Level

6-8

Topic

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

Main Character

male child

Race/Ethnicities

Bosnian / Chinese / Dutch

Family Formation

adoptive mother and father

Awards

Society of School Librarians International Book Awards, 2011, Honor, Language Arts K-6 Novels

Keywords

elementary school; questions; abandoned; Bosnian conflict; feelings; finding your birth parents; new girl

Diversity Impact

direct

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