When the Bailey family moves into an army base in Virginia there are a lot of adjustments to make; twelve-year-old Tom runs afoul of the base school bully, ten-year-old Charlotte finds herself trying too hard to make friends with the "cool" girls, and six-year-old Rosie is just being difficult as usual--but they come together to investigate a mysterious building full of weird cages, and uncover Fort Patrick's secrets.
Family Relationships; Racial Diversity; Disability and Health; Adoption; Interracial; Learning disability; adopted child; adoptive parents; adoptive siblings; interracial/transracial adoption; international adoption; interracial family; dyslexia; dyslexic child
Asian (Chinese) / White
mother and father
Cybils Awards, 2017, Nominee, Middle Grade Fiction
families of military personnel; brothers and sisters; middle school; military bases; bullying; secrecy; mystery; realizations
Benedis-Grab, Daphne, "Army Brats" (2017). Diverse Families. 568.