Jewish Values: My So-Called Family

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Publication Year: 
2010
Number of Pages: 
208 p.
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14 year old Leah doesn’t know who her biological father is – he was Donor 730 from Lyon’s Reproductive Services. Leah’s mother believes that Leah has all the family she needs, but an intense desire to find what she believes is a missing piece of herself drives her to the Internet, where she finds a half-sibling on the Lyon’s Sibling Registry. Leah lies to her mother and step-father to go meet her newly discovered half-sister. The author presents believable characters in Leah, whose stream-of-consciousness narration really sounds like a teenager, and her friends, who have distinct personalities. Sheinmel’s portrayal of a loving family working through an atypical situation will appeal to readers while also reminding them that families come in many varieties.
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ISBN: 
978-1416957850
Book ID: 
1399
Sydney Taylor Winner: 
No
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