Academic journal article Language Arts

Half a World Away

Academic journal article Language Arts

Half a World Away

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Half a World Away Written by Cynthia Kadohata Atheneum, 2014, 225 pp., ISBN 978-14424-1275-0

Meet Jaden, a 12-year-old boy who lights fires, hoards food, steals money, ditches school, and calls his parents by their first names-Steve and Penni. Jaden feels worthless and broken because he is adopted. He refuses to attach to and love his new family because he longs to return to his birth mother in Romania. His psychologist makes him do behavior exercises every day-such as thinking of one good thing about his forever parents. Fortunately, Penni believes in Jaden and shows it by loving him unconditionally and sticking up for him despite his uncooperative spirit. Jaden is fascinated by electricity and completes a science project where he hooks up a moth's cocoon so that a tiny light turns on every time the moth moves inside. …

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