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My Kind of Mystery Reading Challenge 2017 February - January 2017-8



Saving Baby Doe: 01/09/16

Saving Baby Doe by Danette Vigilante

Saving Baby Doe by Danette Vigilante is a tween fiction about the repercussions faced by a boy, Lionel, and a girl, Anisa after they find a newborn at a construction site.

The boy is black and the girl is hispanic and both live in the projects. The girl injured herself in the construction site. So the police assume she's the mother and he's the father.

At the heart of this story is the assumptions people in power — people with privilege make about people without. As teens, they also face parents and other adults assuming the worst because they are worried that the worst will happen. These are parents who know the odds are stacked against themselves and their children and they are desperate to keep them safe.

Despite all of this, Lionel steps up to do what's right for the baby. At risk of his own wellbeing he does everything he can to make sure Baby Doe isn't abandoned.

Five Stars

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