DIVerse Families
 
Bringing Asha Home

Title

Bringing Asha Home

Illustrator

James Akib

Publisher

Low Books

Publication Year

2006

ISBN

9781584302599

Pages

32 pages

Genre

realism

Format

picture book

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

Eight-year-old Arun waits impatiently while international adoption paperwork is completed so that he can meet his new baby sister from India.

Grade Level

K-3

Lexile Measure

560L

Topic

Family Relationships; Racial Diversity; Adoption; Interracial; international adoption; adoptive family

Main Character

male child

Race/Ethnicities

Indian / White

Family Formation

mother and father

Awards

Cybils Awards, 2006, Nominee, Fiction Picture Book
Paterson Prize for Books for Young People, 2007, Special Recognition
Society of School Librarians International Book Awards, 2007, Honor Book, Language Arts Picture Book
50 Books about Family, 2011 Younger Children
Best Children's Books of the Year, 2007 Special Interests
Choices, 2007 Picture Books for School-Age Children
Coping with Change: Selected Books for Children, 2012 Oh Baby! Arrival of a New Sibling

Keywords

brothers and sisters; baby sister; East Indian Americans; Hinduism; rakhi (bracelet); India; paper airplanes

Diversity Impact

direct

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