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Three Names of Me

Title

Three Names of Me

Authors

Mary Cummings

Illustrator

Lin Wang

Publisher

Albert Whitman

Publication Year

2006

ISBN

9780807579039

Pages

40 pages

Genre

realism

Format

picturebook

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

A girl adopted from China explains that her three names--one her birth mother whispered in her ear, one the babysitters at her orphanage called her, and one her American parents gave her--are each an important part of who she is. Includes scrapbooking ideas for other girls adopted from China.

Grade Level

3-5, 6-8

Topic

Family Relationships; Adoption; international adoption; interracial adoption

Main Character

girl

Race/Ethnicities

Chinese / White

Family Formation

adoption

Awards

Best Children's Books of the Year,2007 Bank Street College of Education
Children's Catalog, Nineteenth Edition, Supplement,2007 H.W. Wilson

Keywords

scrapbooking; babysitter; birth mother; names; personal

Diversity Impact

direct

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