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Nini

Title

Nini

Illustrator

Francois Thisdale

Publisher

Tundra Books

Publication Year

2011

ISBN

9781770492707

Pages

40 pages

Genre

realism

Format

picturebook

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

Long before Nini was born, she was in a safe place where a familiar voice promised her a loving home. But once she was born, that soft voice was replaced by the words of care givers in an orphanage. Though they were kind, Nini missed the soft voice and the promises it made. Then, one day, a man and a woman on the other side of the world learned that their dreams were about to come true. They would finally have a baby to love. When they all met, Nini once again heard a soft voice, as reassuring and as loving as the first, and trusted that the promises had come true. But her first memory was never lost--it remained an echo for her to share with her parents in her new home.

Grade Level

PK-1, K-3

Topic

Family Relationships; Adoption; adopted child; adoptive family; international adoption

Main Character

girl

Race/Ethnicities

Chinese / White

Family Formation

adoptive family

Keywords

infertility; orphanage; China

Diversity Impact

direct

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