There are worse things in the world than being adopted. But
right now Joseph can''t think of one.
Joseph Calderaro has a serious problem. His social studies
teacher has given him an impossible assignment: an essay about
ancestors. Ancestors, as in dead people you''re related to.
Joseph was adopted, but the only sure thing he knows about his
birth family is that they shipped his diapered butt on a plane from
Korea and he landed in New Jersey. How do you write about a family
you''ve never known and at the same time manage all the other
hassles that middle school mixes in the pot? What Joseph writes
leads to a catastrophe messier than a table of shattered dishes-and
self-discovery that will change his life recipe forever. . . .