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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

picturebook

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

Topic

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

Main Character

girl

Race/Ethnicities

Chinese / White

Family Formation

adoptive family

Awards

Children's Catalog, Eighteenth Edition,2001 H.W. Wilson
Children's Catalog, Nineteenth Edition,2006 H.W. Wilson
Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People,2001 National Council for the Social Studies NCSS

Keywords

questions; curiosity; birth mother; China

Diversity Impact

direct

Mommy Far, Mommy Near: An Adoption Story

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