Barbara Stuber

Girl in Reverse

When Lily was three, her mother put her up for adoption, then disappeared without a trace. Or so Lily was told. Lily grew up in her new family and tried to forget her past. But with the Korean War raging and fear of “commies” everywhere, Lily’s Asian heritage makes her a target. She is sick of the racism she faces, a fact her adoptive parents won’t take seriously. For Lily, war is everywhere—the dinner table, the halls at school, and especially within her own skin. (Read more)

Thorpe Menn Literary Excellence Award winner. GIR won the 2015 Thorpe Menn this October.

A Kansas Notable book. GIR was honored among 2015’s Notable books.

An International Literacy Association YA honor book. GIR is a 2015 ILA honor book.

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