Friday, July 15, 2011

On the Other Hand

On the other hand
by Jean Gill
Language: English
Talybont, Ceredigion : Y Lolfa, 2005.
136 p. ; 19 cm.
ISBN: 9780862437718; 0862437717
Summary: A mix of gripping story with fascinating facts on left-handedness. Everyone should think left-handed - or so 14 year old Jamie thought when she tied her hand behind her back for a day-long protest in school, against persecution of left-handers over the centuries. Her best friend Ryan publicised their cause with a new series of articles in the school magazine but just when their campaign is going well, Ryan's Mum drags him off from Wales to live in America. There he faces bullying at its most deadly and Jamie has to live from one email to the next to know whether her friend is coping.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Who Am I? : experiences of donor conception

Who Am I? : experiences of donor conception
with foreword and afterword by Alexina McWhinnie.
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire : Idreos Education Trust, 2006
vi, 66 p. ; 21 cm.
ISBN: 9780955403101; 0955403103

Behind closed doors : moving beyond secrecy and shame

Behind closed doors : moving beyond secrecy and shame
edited by Mikki Morrissette ; in affiliation with the Donor Sibling Registry.
[S.l.] : Be-Mondo Publishing, 2006.
94 p. ; 23 cm.
ISBN: 0977204219; 9780977204212

Sperm donor offspring : identity and other experiences

Sperm donor offspring : identity and other experiences
Lynn W Spencer.
[Charleston, SC] : Booksurge, ©2007.
150 p. ; 23 cm.
ISBN: 1419672614; 9781419672613

Experiences of donor conception : parents, offspring, and donors throughout the years

Experiences of donor conception : parents, offspring, and donors throughout the years
Caroline Lorbach.
Philadelphia, PA : Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2003.
ISBN: 184310122X; 9781843101222
Summary: "Drawing on the experiences of parents, offspring and donors and including her own and her family's story, this thought-provoking and informative book explores the process of donor conception. From finding out about an infertility problem, to considering whether - and how - to tell the children about their conception, and how those children feel as the adult offspring of a donor, she provides practical suggestions as well as in-depth consideration of the emotional and ethical issues involved."

"Lorbach takes the reader step-by-step through the process of deciding to use donor conception, choosing a donor, and discussing the decision with others and considers the perspective of the donor alongside those of parents and offspring. Tackling difficult subjects such as disclosure and offspring's access to information about the donor, this important book is a much-needed resource for health, counseling and social work professionals as well as for the couples and families themselves."--BOOK JACKET.

Friday, July 1, 2011

Nobel genes

Nobel genes
Rune Michaels
Language: English
New York : Atheneum Books for Young Readers, ©2010.
181 p. ; 22 cm.
ISBN: 9781416912590; 1416912592
Protagonist: boy, approximately 12
Summary: A boy whose manic-depressive mother has always told him that his father won a Nobel Prize, spends his time taking care of her and searching for clues to the identity of the Nobel Prize-winning sperm donor, eventually finding a truth he must learn to accept.
Book Reviews: School Library Journal, Publishers Weekly, Booklist, Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, Library Media Connection, Kirkus Review

Qui est ma mère?

Qui est ma mère?
Charlotte Kerner ; traduction de l'allemand par Geneviève Granier ; illustrations, Bruno Mallart.
Language: French
Paris : Hachette Jeunesse, ©1993.
315 p. : ill. ; 17 cm.
ISBN: 2010190041; 9782010190049
Summary: French translation of "Geboren 1999". An adopted boy searches for his birth parents only to find he is the product of artificial insemination. For junior high and high school students.