ALLISON by Allen Say (Houghton Mifflin, 1997).

When Allison tries on her kimono, she realizes that she looks more like Mei Mei, the doll she’s always had, than she does either of her parents. Upset, she breaks some of her parents’ things and she says she doesn’t belong to them. But by befriending a stray cat, Allison subtly comes to find there are many ways to create a family. A story linked to international adoption. Ages 4-up