Non-Fiction

Joel D. Block
Stepliving for Teens
JUV 306.874.B6203s YA (MaineCat)
2001

Lisa Cohn
The Step-Tween survival Guide
JUV 306.874.C661sYA
How to deal with all those strong, surprising, or confusing feelings -- You want to explain how you feel, but how? -- How to handle stepparent troubles -- Missing your old family and getting to know your new one -- How to make your new home feel more like home -- When mom's place and dad's place are really different -- What to do when you have a new bedtime (or other rule), but not the one you want -- When your stepsibling gets to watch TV and you don't : what's fair? -- When your stepdad wears his undershirt to the breakfast table and other uncomfortable moments -- Your parents haven't forgotten about you, but it might feel that way -- Moving forward with trust, hope, and plenty of survival skills. 2008.

Jill Krementz
How It Feels to be Adopted
JUV 362.73.K881h YA
1982

David J. Pelzer
A Child Called It
362.76.P369c
1995
 

Fiction

Bruce Brooks
What Hearts
JUV B795.w
After his mother divorces his father and remarries, Asa's sharp intellect and capacity for forgiveness help him deal with the instabilities of his new world. 1992

Dianne E. Gray
Holding Up the Earth
JUV G78747.h YA
Fourteen-year-old Hope visits her new foster mother's Nebraska farm and , through old letters, a diary, and stories, gets a vivid picture of the past in the voices of four girls her age who lived there in 1869, 1900, 1936, and 1960. 2000

Joyce Hansen
One True Friend
JUV H196.o
Fourteen-year-old orphan Amir, living in Syracuse, exchanges letters with his friend Doris, still living in their old Bronx neighborhood, in which they share their lives and give each other advice on friendship, family, foster care, and making decisions. 2001

Koertge, Ron
Strays
JUV K8189.st
When his parents die in a sudden accident and he is moved into the home of a set of crazy foster parents, sixteen-year-old Ted is forced to cope with his loss while attending a hard inner-city school overrun by delinquents. 2007

Sarah Mlynowski
Bras & Broomsticks
JUV M6995.b YA
Living in New York City with her mother and her younger sister, Miri, fourteen-year-old Rachel tries to persuade Miri, who has recently become a witch, to help her become popular at school and to try to stop their divorced father's wedding. 2005

Joseph Monninger
Baby
JUV M7499.bYA
Fifteen-year-old Baby's last chance at foster care is with the Potters, and while she likes them and enjoys learning to race their sled dogs, she feels she should go back on the streets with her boyfriend if she cannot find the mother who has deserted her again. 2007

Kyoko Mori
Shizuko's Daughter
JUV M819.s YA
After her mother's suicide when she is twelve years old, Yuki spends years living with her distant father and his resentful new wife, cut off from her mother's family, and relying on her own inner strength to cope with the tragedy. 1993

Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
Including Alice
JUV N234.in YA
Fifteen-year-old Alice finds it hard to adjust to the changes in her life when her father gets married and her brother moves to his own apartment. 2004

Ouida Sebestyen
Out of Nowhere
JUV S443.ou YA
When he no longer fits into his vagabond mother's life, thirteen-year-old Harley adopts an abandoned dog and falls in with an outspoken old woman, a cantankerous junk collector, and an energetic and loving teenage girl. 1994