Mommy Far, Mommy Near: An Adoption Story

Title

Mommy Far, Mommy Near: An Adoption Story

Illustrator

Shawn Costello Brownell

Publisher

Albert Whitman

Publication Year

2000

ISBN

9780807552346

Pages

32 pages

Genre

realism

Format

picture book

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

Elizabeth, who was born in China, describes the family who has adopted her and tries to sort out her feelings for her unknown mother.

Grade Level

K-3

Lexile Measure

360L

Diversity Topics

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

Main Character

female child

Race/Ethnicities

Asian (Chinese) / White

Family Formation

adoptive mother and father

Awards

Children's Catalog, Nineteenth Edition, 2006
Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People, 2001 Contemporary Concerns

Keywords

questions; curiosity; birth mother; China; China's one child policy; sibling; feelings

Diversity Impact

direct

Mommy Far, Mommy Near: An Adoption Story

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