Staff Pick: Tina on Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate

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Between 1920 and 1950 the Tennessee Children’s Home Society changed the face of adoption forever. They turned adoption from a shameful, embarrassing thing to something Hollywood stars and Government representatives were proud to do. They were also stealing beautiful, poor children to do so.

This is the story of twelve-year-old Rill Foss, and her siblings, taken from their poor shanty boat parents and put into the adoption system. The book switches between this time and the time of their future descendants, who are looking for links, and looking for the truth, afraid of what they will find.

A fictional novel, based on true events, this book will keep you turning the page, and contemplating the outcomes of such an event, long after you have turned the last page.

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