Saving Baby Doe (Hardcover)
Putnam Publishing Group, 9780399251603, 230pp.
Publication Date: March 20, 2014
And that's where Lionel andAnisa make a startling discovery--a baby abandoned in a port-o-potty.Anisa and Lionel spring into action.And in saving Baby Doe, they end up saving so much more.
Danette Vigilante crafts an accessible, heartfelt and much needed story for the middle grade market featuring Latino characters.
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Praise For Saving Baby Doe…
"Vigilante's finely tuned depiction of Lionel's neighborhood and of his jumbled feelings...is both believable and engaging...a great selection for middle school readers, who will empathize with Lionel throughout."--The Horn Book
-The Horn Book
"Vigilante writes about tough subjects with an engaging clarity and a tender touch."--The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books (BCCB)
-The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books (BCCB)
"Touchy topics...are tackled frankly and with tremendous insight. Many aspects of this book are especially welcome for middle-grade fiction, including the authentic urban setting...and a cast of multidimensional Latino characters."--Booklist
"Vibrant setting and three-dimensional cast...appealing tale of urban friendship."--Kirkus