Nomination: Prison Baby

Jiang-Stein, Deborah. Prison Baby. 2014. Beacon Press, $14.00 (9780807098103). Gr. 10 and up. [ef]

From an early age, Deborah knew she was different from her adoptive parents. But the discovery of a letter revealing that she was born inside of a prison to a mother addicted to heroin sets her down a path of estrangement and self-destruction and, eventually, recovery and redemption.

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