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Mommy Far, Mommy Near: An Adoption Story

Title

Mommy Far, Mommy Near: An Adoption Story

Illustrator

Shawn Costello Brownell

Publisher

Albert Whitman

Pages

32 pages

Publication Year

2000

ISBN

9780807552346

Genre

realism

Topic

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

Annotation

Elizabeth, who was born in China, describes the family who has adopted her and tries to sort out her feelings for her unknown mother.

Grade Level

K-3

Family Formation

adoptive family

Main Character

girl

Diversity Impact

direct

Race/Ethnicities

Chinese / White

Awards

Children's Catalog, Eighteenth Edition,2001 H.W. Wilson; Children's Catalog, Nineteenth Edition,2006 H.W. Wilson; Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People,2001 National Council for the Social Studies NCSS

Keywords

questions; curiosity; birth mother; China

Item Type

Fiction

Format

picturebook

Mommy Far, Mommy Near: An Adoption Story

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