DIVerse Families
 
The Year of the Baby

Title

The Year of the Baby

Authors

Andrea Cheng

Illustrator

Patrcie Barton

Publisher

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Pages

176 pages

Publication Year

2013

ISBN

9780547910673

Genre

realism

Topic

Family Relationships; Racial Diversity; Interracial; Adoption; international adoption; interracial family; mixed race; different cultures

Annotation

Anna and her best friends Laura and Camille return in an engaging new story. Anna's family has adopted a new baby from China, but her new sister is not thriving and refuses to eat. When Anna and her friends are assigned a science experiment in school, they decide to use the assignment as a way to help Baby Kaylee.

Grade Level

K-3

Family Formation

adoptive parents

Main Character

girl

Diversity Impact

direct

LGBTQ+

none

Race/Ethnicities

Chinese / White

Awards

Best Children's Books of the Year Bank Street College of Education; Choices Cooperative Children's Book Center; School Library Journal Book Review Stars, June Cahners; Cochecho Readers' Award, Nominee New Hampshire

Keywords

best friends; Chinese Americans; science project; adopted children

Item Type

Fiction

Format

chapter book

The Year of the Baby

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