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Kathryn Reads KidLit

I am an upper elementary teacher who loves reading and sharing books with my students and fellow educators.

Pictures of Hollis Woods

Pictures of Hollis Woods - Patricia Reilly Giff "You don't know about families yet." A sweet, touching story of finding home and learning about family for 11 year old Hollis Woods, who has been running away from foster homes her entire life. Alternating between Hollis's present caring about and for her aging foster caretaker, Josie, and her past, we slowly learn the backstory with the Regan's that brought her to Josie. Nothing inappropriate, but does alternate between past and present. Also, deals with foster care, running away, and dementia - some heavy topics addressed in a gentle way. Grades 4-6