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<p>Goyangi Means Cat</p>

Goyangi Means Cat

Christine McDonnell

Newly arrived children will take comfort in this soothing story about easing into a home where nothing is... read full review

<p>Searching for...the You We Adore</p>

Searching for...the You We Adore

Valerie Westfall

In this charming picture book, two parents relate how their love traveled around the globe to search for... read full review

Ben and the Sudden Too-Big Family

Ben and the Sudden Too-Big Family

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Fourth-grader Ben and his dad, Mitch, do just fine on their own. When Mitch meets... read full review

Don't Forget to Come Back!

Don't Forget to Come Back!

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"Guess what? Yesterday, Daddy told me something very important. He told me that he and... read full review

Every Year on Your Birthday

Every Year on Your Birthday

Lewis, Rose

When my five-year-old saw the Chinese girl on the cover of this new book, she was intrigued.

“A... read full review

Families Change

Families Change

Nelson, Julie

Every adoptive parent considers the question, “What do I say to my child about his birthparents or birth... read full review

Flora’s Family

Flora’s Family

Flora is a little girl, living happily with her family. One evening after bathtime, Flora notices that she... read full review

Get Real

Get Real

Betty Hicks

In Get Real, 13-year-old Dez is something of a neat freak. She wonders how she can be related... read full review

I Love My Hair!

I Love My Hair!

Natasha Tarpley

I Love My Hair! (Little, Brown) is a tender tribute to African hair and the bond formed between mother... read full review

I Love You Like Crazy Cakes

I Love You Like Crazy Cakes

Rose Lewis

I like the Chinese baby in the orphanage because she seems like me. I think the baby felt... read full review

I'm Your Peanut Butter Big Brother

I'm Your Peanut Butter Big Brother

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"Baby brother or sister, will you look like me? I blend from semisweet dark Daddy... read full review

In Our Mothers' House

In Our Mothers' House

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If you value diversity and strong family bonds, you will want to read Patricia Polacco's... read full review

Little Lost Bat

Little Lost Bat

Sandra Markle

Sensitive, but never sentimental, Little Lost Bat tells the story of a different type of adoptive family. After... read full review

Mama Mine, Mama Mine

Mama Mine, Mama Mine

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"When will you come back, / Mama hen, mama hen?"
"After I peck around the pen... read full review

Many Ways: How Families Practice Their Beliefs and Religions

Many Ways: How Families Practice Their Beliefs and Religions

I was raised in a Protestant church. My husband is Catholic. I'm the outsider when we attend mass... read full review

Monster Baby

Monster Baby

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In Monster Baby (Clarion; $16), by Dian Curtis Regan, with illustrations by Doug Cushman, Olly... read full review

Nappy Hair

Nappy Hair

Carolivia Herron

A joyful celebration of black hair and of African-American culture, Carolivia Herron’s Nappy Hair (Dragonfly) is written in... read full review

Oh My Baby, Little One

Oh My Baby, Little One

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It sits on his shoulder. It nestles in his pocket. It keeps watch while he... read full review

Orange Peel’s Pocket

Orange Peel’s Pocket

Rose Lewis

The bestselling author of I Love You Like Crazy Cakes charms us again with her latest book... read full review

Peace, Locomotion

Peace, Locomotion

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In a series of letters to his sister, 12-year-old Lonnie writes about their separate foster... read full review

Rain or Shine

Rain or Shine

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In this tender tale, a little boy looks forward to his birthday celebration, when he... read full review

Star of the Week: A Story of Love, Adoption, and Brownies with Sprinkles

Star of the Week: A Story of Love, Adoption, and Brownies with Sprinkles

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Tracing a family tree, sharing a baby picture at show-and-tell. These are common challenges for... read full review

Ten Days and Nine Nights: An Adoption Story

Ten Days and Nine Nights: An Adoption Story

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I mark a circle on the calendar. I have ten days and nine nights." So... read full review

Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes

Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes

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Mem Fox and Helen Oxenbury are towering talents in the world of children's books, and... read full review

The Boat in the Tree

The Boat in the Tree

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The day Mom and Dad went to pick up my brother, I built a raft,"... read full review

The Red Thread

The Red Thread

Grace Lin

"This story again? You’ve heard it a hundred times," the mother asks her little girl on the opening... read full review

Three Names of Me

Three Names of Me

Mary Cummings

When my five-year-old saw the Chinese girl on the cover of this new book, Grace was intrigued.

The... read full review

Yafi’s Family

Yafi’s Family

Linda Pettitt

When we were about halfway through reading Yafi’s Family together, my 13-year-old daughter, Hanna, turned to me and... read full review

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