A Thirst for Home
Books for Young Readers
Alemitu lives with her mother in a poor village in Ethiopia, where she must walk miles for water and hunger roars in her belly. Even though life is difficult, she dreams of someday knowing more about the world. When her mother has no choice but to leave her at an orphanage to give her a chance at a better life, an American family adopts Alemitu.
Family Relationships; Adoption; Interracial; Poverty; international adoption; adoptive parents; adopted child; interracial adoption; impoverished family
Black (Ethiopian) / White
adoptive mother and father
Core Collection: Picture-Book Refugee and Immigration Stories, 2017
Guide Book to Gift Books, 2016 Picture Books
Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People, 2015 Biography
Ethiopia; water supply; sacrifices; remembering your homeland; quality of life; new home
Leronimo, Christine, "A Thirst for Home" (2014). Diverse Families. 22.