Finding Miracles

Finding Miracles Cover

Finding Miracles

By Julia Alvarez

Knopf Books for Young Readers, Hardcover, 9780375827600, 272pp.

Publication Date: October 12, 2004


MILLY KAUFMAN IS an ordinary American teenager living in Vermont—until she meets Pablo, a new student at her high school. His exotic accent, strange fashion sense, and intense interest in Milly force her to confront her identity as an adopted child from Pablo’s native country. As their relationship grows, Milly decides to undertake a courageous journey to her homeland and along the way discovers the story of her birth is intertwined with the story of a country recovering from a brutal history.

Beautifully written by reknowned author Julia Alvarez, Finding Miracles examines the emotional complexity of familial relationships and the miracles of everyday life.

About the Author
Julia Alvarez has written three other books for young readers, "The Secret Footprints," a picture book; "How Tia Lola Came to (Visit) Stay," a middle-grade novel; and "Before We Were Free," a young adult novel. She is a writer-in-residence at Middlebury College and lives in Vermont.