DIVerse Families
 
The White Swan Express

Title

The White Swan Express

Illustrator

Meilo So

Publisher

Clarion Books

Publication Year

2002

ISBN

9780618164530

Pages

32 pages

Genre

realism

Format

picture book

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

Across North America, people in four different homes prepare for a special trip to China, while four baby girls in China await their new adoptive parents.

Grade Level

K-3

Diversity Topics

Family Relationships; Racial Diversity; LGBTQ (Gender and Sexuality); Adoption; Single parent; Interracial; Gay/Lesbian; adopted babies; adoptive families; international adoption; single mother; interracial family; lesbians; lesbian mothers; lesbian adults; same-sex parents

Main Character

multiple

Race/Ethnicities

Chinese / White

Family Formation

multiple

Awards

Charlotte Zolotow Award, 2003, Highly Commended
Best Children's Books of the Year, 2003
Capitol Choices, 2002 Ages (7-11)
Children's Catalog, Eighteenth Edition, Supplement, 2003
Children's Catalog, Nineteenth Edition, 2006
Choices, 2003 Picture Books For Older Children
Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People, 2003

Keywords

daughters; infants; China; baby supplies; traveling; feelings

Diversity Impact

direct

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