Amy June Bates
Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Family Relationships; Adoption; interracial adoption; legal guardianship
A young orphaned girl in modern-day China discovers the meaning of family in this inspiring story told in verse, in the tradition of Inside Out and Back Again and Sold. Kara never met her birth mother. Abandoned as an infant, she was taken in by an American woman living in China. Now eleven, Kara spends most of her time in their apartment, wondering why she and Mama cannot leave the city of Tianjin and go live with Daddy in Montana. Mama tells Kara to be content with what she has -- but what if Kara secretly wants more? Told in lyrical, moving verse, Red Butterfly is the story of a girl learning to trust her own voice, discovering that love and family are limitless, and finding the wings she needs to reach new heights.
Kirkus Book Review Stars, December 1,2014, Cybils Awards, 2015 Nominee United States, Kirkus Book Award, 2015 NOMINEE United States
foundling; abnormalties; families
novel in verse
Sonnichsen, A. L., "Red Butterfly" (2015). DIVerse Families. 308.