Three Pennies

Three Pennies

For Ages: 8 - 12
A girl in foster care tries to find her birth mother before she loses her forever in this spare and beautifully told novel about last chances and new opportunities.

For a kid bouncing from foster home to foster home, The Book of Changes is the perfect companion. That’s why Marin carries three pennies and a pocket-sized I Ching with her everywhere she goes. Yet when everything in her life suddenly starts changing—when Marin lands in a foster home that feels like somewhere she could stay, maybe forever—the pennies don’t have any answers for her.

Marin is positive that all the wrongs in her life will be made right if only she can find her birth mother and convince her that they belong together. Marin is close, oh so close—until she gets some unwelcome news and her resolve, like the uneasy Earth far beneath the city of San Francisco, is shaken.
  • Atheneum Books for Young Readers | 
  • 192 pages | 
  • ISBN 9781481471879 | 
  • May 2017 | 
  • Grades 3 - 7
List Price $16.99
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About the Author

Melanie Crowder
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Melanie Crowder

Melanie Crowder lives on the Colorado Front Range, where she is a writer and educator. She holds an MFA in writing from Vermont College of Fine Arts. She is the author of the young adult novel Audacity and the middle grade novels Parched and A Nearer Moon. Visit her at MelanieCrowder.com.

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