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Emma's Story

Title

Emma's Story

Authors

Deborah Hodge

Illustrator

Song Nan Zhang

Publisher

Tundra Books

Publication Year

2003

ISBN

9780887766329

Pages

24 pages

Genre

realism

Format

picture book

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

When Emma sets out to make a cookie family with Grandma and Sam, the happy afternoon suddenly turns sad. The cookies are meant to look like her family, but Emma's is the only one with dark hair and eyes. She doesn't look like the others; does that mean she doesn't belong? In this tender story, Emma learns that there are many ways to come together and form a family.

Grade Level

K-3

Topic

Family Relationships; Racial Diversity; Adoption; Interracial; adoptive family; adopted child; international adoption; interracial family

Main Character

female child

Race/Ethnicities

Chinese / White

Family Formation

adoptive mother, father, and grandmother

Awards

Our Choice, 2004 Canadian Children's Book Centre

Keywords

families; baking; cookies; adoption story; brothers; questions

Diversity Impact

direct

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