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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

picture book

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

Lexile Measure

530L

Diversity Topics

Family Relationships; Racial Diversity; Culture/Ethnicity; Adoption; Interracial; Bicultural; adopted child; adoptive family; international adoption; interracial adoption; interracial family; bicultural child

Main Character

female child

Race/Ethnicities

Chinese / White

Family Formation

adoptive mother and father

Awards

Best Children's Books of the Year, 2007 Ages 5 to 9
Children's Catalog, Nineteenth Edition, Supplement, 2007

Keywords

scrapbooking; babysitter; birth mother; names; connection to birthland; China; identity

Diversity Impact

direct

Three Names of Me


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