Calvin has lived in many houses, but he still hasn’t found a home.
The foster care experience can bounce kids from home to home, causing feelings of abandonment and uncertainty. Sometimes a grown-up can help a child learn to manage those feelings and identify their strengths.
In Home for A While, Maggie is that grown up for Calvin. She shows him respect, offers him kindness, and helps him see things in himself that he’s never noticed before.
Hear author Lauren Kerstein read Home for A While aloud and practice some strategies to manage big feelings.
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Home for A While
Calvin is in foster care, and he wants to trust someone, anyone, but is afraid to open his heart. He has lived in a lot of houses, but he still hasn’t found his home.
When he moves in with Maggie, she shows him respect, offers him kindness, and makes him see things in himself that he’s never noticed before. Maybe this isn’t just another house, maybe this is a place Calvin can call home, for a while.