Soar by Joan Bauer
Moving to Hillcrest, Ohio, when his adoptive father accepts a temporary job, twelve-year-old Jeremiah, a heart transplant recipient, has sixty days to find a baseball team to coach.
Just Like Me by Nancy Cavanaugh
In this story about unlikely friendships and finding your place in the world, three very different girls, adopted as babies from the same Chinese orphanage, spend a week at a summer camp where the adoption agency coordinator wants them to journal their bonding experience.
The Lotterys Plus One by Emma Donoghue
Once upon a time, two couples with Jamaican, Mohawk Indian and Scottish ethnic roots won the lottery and bought a big house where all four adults and seven adopted and biological children, could live together in harmony. But change is inevitable, especially when a disagreeable grandfather comes to stay.
Cleo Edison Oliver in Persuasion Power by Sundee T. Frazier
In this second book, Cleo competes to win funding for her barrette business with her friend Caylee, but Cleo finds herself distracted by the desire to find her birth parents.
The Misadventures of the Family Fletcher by Dana Alison Levy
This seriously funny, modern family adventure tells the adventures of a family with two fathers, four adopted boys and a variety of pets as they make their way through a single school year and deal with a grumpy new neighbor.
Keys to the City by Lisa Schroeder
Melinda Jia Mackay was adopted from China as a baby, and she has always preferred to stay out of the limelight, but now she has a summer assignment to find her “true passion.” With the help of a new friend, Tyler, and a therapy dog named Odie, she reluctantly hits the streets of New York City to unlock her secret talents.
Dara Palmer’s Major Drama by Emma Shevah
Dara Palmer dreams of being an actress, but when she does not get a part in the school play she wonders if it is because of her different looks as an adopted girl from Cambodia. Dara becomes determined not to let prejudice stop her from being in the spotlight.
The Length of a String by Elissa Brent Weissman
Twelve-year-old Imani, the only Black girl in Hebrew school, is preparing for her bat mitzvah and hoping to find her birth parents when she discovers the history of adoption in her family through her great-grandma Anna’s Holocaust-era diary.