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Half a world away [electronic resource]. Cynthia Kadohata.

Kadohata, Cynthia. (Author).
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  • ISBN: 9781442412774 (electronic bk)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource
  • Date Published: 2014.

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Summary, etc.: A kid who considers himself an epic fail discovers the transformative power of love when he deals with adoption in this novel from Cynthia Kadohata, winner of the Newbery Medal (Kira-Kira) and the National Book Award (The Thing About Luck).Eleven-year-old Jaden is adopted, and he knows he's an "epic fail." That's why his family is traveling to Kazakhstan to adopt a new baby?to replace him, he's sure. And he gets it. He is incapable of stopping his stealing, hoarding, lighting fires, aggressive running, and obsession with electricity. He knows his parents love him, but he feels...nothing. When they get to Kazakhstan, it turns out the infant they've traveled for has already been adopted, and literally within minutes are faced with having to choose from six other babies. While his parents agonize, Jaden is more interested in the toddlers. One, a little guy named Dimash, spies Jaden and barrels over to him every time he sees him. Jaden finds himself...
Target Audience Note: Grade 3
MG/Middle grades (4th-8th)
4.7 ATOS Level
Reproduction Note: Electronic reproduction. New York : Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2014. Requires OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 1170 KB) or Amazon Kindle (file size: N/A KB).
Subject: Juvenile Fiction.
Juvenile Literature.
Genre: Electronic books.

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