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6-9 year-olds
<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

A Family from Ethiopia

A Family from Ethiopia

Julia Waterlow

The vivid photographs of this Ethiopian family, their hut, and many of their possessions help to tell the... read full review

Abuela's Weave

Abuela's Weave

Omar Castañeda

Young Esperanza and her grandmother sit side by side, weaving on a backstrap loom, preparing for market day.... read full review

African-American Heritage

African-American Heritage

Schlessinger Media

Take your child on a journey to West Africa with African-American Heritage. This enjoyable, educational video celebrates the... read full review

At Home in This World: A China Adoption Story

At Home in This World: A China Adoption Story

Jean MacLeod

At the ninth adoption reunion of the “Wuhan Girls” (all adopted on the same day in 1994), parents... read full review

Carolyn's Story: A Book About an Adopted Girl

Carolyn's Story: A Book About an Adopted Girl

Perry Schwartz

Schwartz wrote this book from his daughter's perspective, allowing him to express her thoughts about being adopted in... read full review

Chinese-American Heritage

Chinese-American Heritage

Schlessinger Media

Like the other videos, Chinese-American Heritage introduces a wide range of information in an upbeat, child-friendly format. Viewers... read full review

Dealing With Racism

Dealing With Racism

Jen Green

Green’s book is a great introduction to the idea of racism, and offers readers a diverse group of... read full review

Emma's Yucky Brother

Emma's Yucky Brother

Jean Little

The only thing harder than becoming the older sibling to a new baby is becoming the older sibling... 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

I Bet She Called Me Sugar Plum

I Bet She Called Me Sugar Plum

Joanne V. Gabbin

I've always admired children's books that tell a compelling story in spare, poetic prose, especially when accompanied by... 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

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

Jin Woo

Jin Woo

Eve Bunting

The reluctant older sibling is a staple of children's literature, but it's hard to find a book that... read full review

Kids Like Me in China

Kids Like Me in China

Ying Ying Fry

Wuhu Diary: On Taking My Adopted Daughter Back to her Hometown in China (written for adults by Emily... 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

Mishka

Mishka

Bashista, Adrienne Ehlert

A pot-bellied bear named Mo sits on the shelf in an airport gift shop, gathering dust. One day,... 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

Sam's Sister

Sam's Sister

Sam's Sister is a work of beauty. The author and the illustrator have done an impeccable job of... 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

Stick Up for Yourself! Every Kid's Guide to Personal Power & Positive Self-esteem

Stick Up for Yourself! Every Kid's Guide to Personal Power & Positive Self-esteem

Lev Raphael, Gershen Kaufman and Pamela Espeland

 If I had to choose one book for children ages nine to twelve to help inoculate them against... read full review

The Best Single Mom in the World: How I Was Adopted

The Best Single Mom in the World: How I Was Adopted

Mary Zisk

My six-year-old daughter and I enjoyed reading this special adoption story together. The Best Single Mom in the... 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 Kingfisher Book of Family Poems

The Kingfisher Book of Family Poems

Belinda Hollyer

The Kingfisher Book of Family Poems celebrates the qualities that make your family unique. Every quirk, joy, everyday... read full review

The Meanest Thing to Say

The Meanest Thing to Say

Bill Cosby

Bill Cosby's The Meanest Thing to Say has empowered many a four- to eight-year-old to resist the... read full review

The Sea Chest

The Sea Chest

Toni Buzzeo

A lonely little girl, a lighthouse, an island, a storm, a mysterious stranger--these compelling elements give The Sea... 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

We Adopted You, Benjamin Koo

We Adopted You, Benjamin Koo

Linda Walvoord Girard

Benjamin Koo talks to kids in a way that kids understand, not like talking to doorknobs. He is... read full review

We Wanted You

We Wanted You

Liz Rosenberg

I hadn’t heard about We Wanted You, even though it was published two years ago. Written with love... read full review

When I Met You

When I Met You

Adrienne Ehlert Bashista

A child's life doesn't begin at adoption, and neither should his adoption story. This charming, delightful narrative of... 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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