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We Adopted You, Benjamin Koo

Title

We Adopted You, Benjamin Koo

Authors

Linda Walvoord

Illustrator

Linda Shute

Publisher

Albert Whitman

Publication Year

1989

ISBN

97116269841

Pages

32 pages

Genre

realism

Format

picture book

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

Nine-year-old Benjamin Koo Andrews, adopted from Korea as an infant, describes what it's like to grow up adopted from another country.

Grade Level

PK-1

Diversity Topics

Family Relationships; Racial Diversity; Culture/Ethnicity; Adoption; Multiracial; Multicultural; adopted children; adoptive family; international adoption; interracial adoption; multiracial family; multicultural family

Main Character

male child

Race/Ethnicities

Brazilian / Korean / White

Family Formation

adoptive mother and father

Awards

100 Magnificent Children's Books, 2014 Poetry

Keywords

questions; Korean songs; Korean New Year; dancing; samba; customs; traditions

Diversity Impact

direct

We Adopted You, Benjamin Koo

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