Losing Isaiah Author:Seth J. Margolis From School Library Journal — Selma Richards is single, black, illiterate, and living in Brooklyn. Margaret Lewin is married, white, educated, and has an Upper West Side Manhattan address. The common thread? Selma sold her child to Margaret in infancy for $25,000. Now she has turned her life around and wants to make a home for her son. She's ... more »kicked drugs, gotten a job, saved some money, and joined a literacy program. But most important, she's black, like Isaiah, and she is his birth mother. Margaret has seen the boy through a difficult infancy, provided him with what appears to be a stable home for two-and-a-half years, nurtured and loved him, and made him an indispensable part of her family. And what is best for Isaiah? That is the question in this thought-provoking, nonjudgmental book.« less
Isaiah is three. Margaret and her husband adopted him from a drug-addicted mother who couldn't care for him. Selma works on the East Side of Manhattan taking care of someone else's baby. She has gotten off drugs and now wants her little boy back.