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Split in Two
Keeping It Together When Your Parents Live Apart

Kids in divorced families used to live with Mom and see Dad on the weekends. But today’s kids in split-up families often live in both houses equally, constantly trekking back and forth, losing their stuff, and feeling scattered.

Always practical and often humorous, Split in Two (March 2009; Zest Books; $12.95 US; 120 pages; two-color illustrations; paperback; ISBN-13: 978-0-9800732-1-8) is a one-of-a-kind guidebook to this situation. Including comic book-style illustrations, it offers day-to-day advice on how to become a better packer, organizer, money saver, and interior designer, while also teaching how to negotiate with parents about schedules, house rules, allowances, and more. In typical Zest Books style, Split in Two includes tips and tales from teens who have gone through the experience.

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Split in Two
Keeping It Together When Your Parents Live Apart

by Karen Buscemi
March 2009; $12.95 US;
120 pages; two-color illustrations; paperback original
Ages 12+, Teen nonfiction
ISBN-13: 978-0-9800732-1-8

Karen Buscemi is a writer for publications including Self, Women’s Health, Figure, and Successful Living. Her monthly column, “Caught Without a Catchphrase,” appears in Strut magazine, which is distributed in The Detroit News and Detroit Free Press.