Fresh out of relatives, twelve-year old Anna Casey arrives at Miss Dupree's house wondering what it will be like to be a foster child. Safely tucked inside her backpack are her explorer's notebook filled with carefully drawn maps of her previous neighborhoods and her collection of rocks from all the places she has called home.
Anna, a spirited young girl with a strong instinct for survival, is determined to become part of a real family. With the help of a scrawny new friend named Eb, an unconventional biology teacher in combat boots, a homeless Vietnam vet, and a motley crew of kids from the neighborhood, she discovers a sense of belonging…and what it means to have a "place in the world."
Original title: Anna Casey's Place in the World
Genre: Fiction→ Children & Young Adult