True Colors by Natalie Kinsey-Warnock

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Natalie Kinsey-Warnock's beautifully told, warm hearted novel tells the story of one girl's journey to find the mother she never had, set against the period backdrop of a small farming town in 1950s Vermont. For her entire life, 10-year-old Blue has never known her mother. On a cold, wintry day in December of 1941, she was found wrapped in a quilt, stuffed in a kettle near the home of Hannah Spooner, an older townswoman known for her generosity and caring. Life with Hannah so far has been simple—mornings spent milking cows, afternoons spent gardening and plowing the fields on their farm. But Blue finds it hard not to daydream about her mother, and over the course of one summer, she resolves to finally find out who she is. That means searching through the back issues of the local newspaper, questioning the local townspeople, and searching for clues wherever she can find them. Her search leads her down a road of self-discovery that will change her life forever.
 

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Natalie Kinsey-Warnock is the author of many wonderful books for young readers.From the Hardcover edition.
 
Published November 13, 2012 by Knopf Books for Young Readers. 258 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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In the summer of 1952, 10-year-old Blue finds that her “real mama” isn't the one who abandoned her when she was 2 days old, but the strong woman who raised her on a farm in Vermont's Northeast Kingdom.

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In the summer of 1952, 10-year-old Blue finds that her "real mama" isn't the one who abandoned her when she was 2 days old, but the strong woman who raised her on a farm in Vermont's Northeast Kingdom.

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On the day Japan bombed Pearl Harbor, a two-day-old newborn was left in a flowerpot outside a widow’s Vermont farm. Hannah Spooner named the baby for the color of her skin—blue at that moment—and rais

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Ten years later, Blue narrates the myriad ways in which life disappoints her: endless chores, nagging questions about her parentage, and a loneliness so persistent she tells her troubles to an indifferent stray cat.

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Blue is in charge of delivering the breads from Hannah’s small bakery and listening to the stories each recipient tells.

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