Biggs Waller, Sharon. The Forbidden Orchid. 2016. 416p. Viking Books for Young Readers, $18.99 (978-0-4514-7411-7). Gr.9-up.
Oldest daughter Elodie takes care of her mother and sisters while her father, a successful plant hunter, is away on business. But when her father’s life and the future of her family is at stake, she must defy societal convention and join her father in obtaining a rare species of orchid only found in the wilds of China.