Jack, 12, tells the gripping story of Joseph, 14, who joins his family as a foster child. Damaged in prison, Joseph wants nothing more than to find his baby daughter, Jupiter, whom he has never seen. When Joseph has begun to believe he'll have a future, he is confronted by demons from his past that force a tragic sacrifice.
Family Relationships; Foster care; Adoption; Incarceration; foster child; foster family; foster sibling; child in prison
mother and father
Best Children's Books of the Year, 2016
Globe 100 Guide to the Year's Best Book, 2015
Notable Books for a Global Society, 2016
Notable Children's Books, 2016
Publishers Weekly Best Children's Book, 2015
Golden Sower Award, 2017-2018
Nominee Rebecca Caudill Young Readers' Book Award, 2018
Nominee Soaring Eagle Book Award, 2017-2018
Nominee Truman Readers Award, 2017-2018
Nominee Carnegie Medal, 2017, Short List, Children's Book Cybils Awards, 2015, Nominee, Young Adult Fiction UKLA Children's Book Award, 2017, Long List, Ages (12-16)
friendship; emotional problems; child abuse; teenage fathers; baby
Schmidt, Gary D., "Orbiting Jupiter" (2015). Diverse Families. 618.