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Yafi's Family: An Ethiopian Boys Journey of Love, Loss, and Adoption

Title

Yafi's Family: An Ethiopian Boys Journey of Love, Loss, and Adoption

Illustrator

Jay Spivey Gilchrist

Publisher

Amharic Kids

Publication Year

2010

ISBN

9780979748141

Pages

32 pages

Genre

realism

Format

picture book

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

Yafi's family recalls his adoption from Ethiopia with stories, memories, and photographs.

Grade Level

K-3

Lexile Measure

AD660L

Diversity Topics

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

Main Character

male child

Race/Ethnicities

Ethiopian / White

Family Formation

adoptive mother and father

Awards

Skipping Stones Honor Award, 2011, Winner, Multicultural And International

Keywords

grandparent and child; Ethiopia; orphanage; birth family; pictures; embracing the past; memories

Diversity Impact

direct

Yafi's Family: An Ethiopian Boys Journey of Love, Loss, and Adoption


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