True Colors, Kinsey, Natalie

True Colors

Authors: Kinsey, Natalie
Lexile: 890
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
BISAC/Subject: JUV013050, JUV013060, JUV002190
Grade: 4 - 12
ISBN: 9780375897061, Related ISBNs: 0375854533, 0375860991, 0375897062, 0375960996, 9780375854538
Classification: Non-Fiction
Number of pages: 256
Audience: Children/juvenile
Synopsis: Natalie Kinsey-Warnock's beautifully told, warm hearted novel tells the story of one girl's journey to find the mother she never had, set against the period backdrop of a small farming town in 1950s Vermont. For her entire life, 10-year-old Blue has never known her mother. On a cold, wintry day in December of 1941, she was found wrapped in a quilt, stuffed in a kettle near the home of Hannah Spooner, an older townswoman known for her generosity and caring. Life with Hannah so far has been simple—mornings spent milking cows, afternoons spent gardening and plowing the fields on their farm. But Blue finds it hard not to daydream about her mother, and over the course of one summer, she resolves to finally find out who she is. That means searching through the back issues of the local newspaper, questioning the local townspeople, and searching for clues wherever she can find them. Her search leads her down a road of self-discovery that will change her life forever.

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