DIVerse Families
 
Wonderful You

Title

Wonderful You

Illustrator

Meilo So

Publisher

Random House Books for Young Readers

Publication Year

2017

ISBN

9780553510027

Pages

40 pages

Genre

poetry

Format

picturebook

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

A lyrical adoption story that tenderly addresses a baby's transition from the care of her birth mother to that of her adoptive parents. This lovely poem illuminates the role of an adopted child's birth mother, respecting her choice to give her child to a loving family. We follow a mother's journey as she carries her child, searches for deserving parents, and ultimately creates a new family. The story offers a version of the process that is full of warmth, care, and joy. An adoptive mother herself, author Lauren McLaughlin was glad for an opportunity to memorialize her family's own fairy tale, and Meilo So's ethereal illustrations breathe magic into an already wondrous experience.

Grade Level

PK-1, K-3

Topic

Family Relationships; Adoption; adoptive mother; adoptive father; adopting a child

Main Character

girl

Race/Ethnicities

White

Family Formation

adoptive parents

Keywords

parent and child; stories in rhyme

Diversity Impact

direct

Wonderful You

Share

COinS