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Foster home safe for HOME GIRL Naomi? by Alex Wheatle (YA book review)
Not half-bad foster family, for once, iccle bro and sis looking up to her – why are they so nice? After Mum died, Naomi took care of alcoholic Dad for years. Now the UK foster care system thinks the 14-year-old needs watching over… Naomi’s hostility to foster families quickly exhausts her social worker’s options, and the white teen is placed temporarily with a black family. Colleen and Tony are nice enough, their kids like Naomi, too – but Tony’s parents aren’t keen on a white girl taking space where a black foster kid could be safe. Alternative school kids are quick with their fists and loud with slangy curses. The …