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Red Thread Sisters

Title

Red Thread Sisters

Publisher

Viking

Publication Year

2012

ISBN

9780670013869

Pages

236 pages

Genre

realism

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

This novel, by Carol Antoinette Peacock, offers a "story of friendship, family, and love. Wen has spent the first eleven years of her life at an orphanage in rural China . . . [with] her best friend, Shu Ling. When Wen is adopted by an American couple, she struggles . . . knowing that Shu Ling remains back at the orphanage, alone. Wen knows that her best friend deserves a family and a future, too. But finding a home for Shu Ling isn't easy, and time is running out."

Grade Level

6-8

Lexile Measure

700L

Topic

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

Main Character

female child

Race/Ethnicities

Chinese / White

Family Formation

adoptive mother and father

Awards

Parents' Choice Award, 2012, Recommended, Fiction

Keywords

Chinese Americans; family life; friendship; aging out of adoption; sisterly bond; one-child rule

Diversity Impact

direct

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