BRINGING ASHA HOME by Uma Krishnaswami, illustrated by Jamel Akib (Lee & Low, 2006). How Arun aches for the arrival of his adopted baby sister, Asha, expected any day from India. How long it takes! Will Rakhi Day, the Hindu holiday of brothers and sisters, somehow still connect these long-distance siblings? Ages 4-up.
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A boat-loving boy grows closer to his newly adopted brother. Elegantly written and beautifully illustrated, a rare story featuring the adoption of an older child. Ages 4-up.
Continue Reading THE BOAT IN THE TREE by Tim Wynne-Jones, illustrated by John Shelley (Front Street). »
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.
Continue Reading ALLISON by Allen Say (Houghton Mifflin, 1997). »