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    Views from Our Shoes: Growing Up with a Brother or Sister with S

    45 siblings share their experiences as the brother or sister of someone with a disability. The kids whose essays are featured here range in age from four to eighteen and are th siblings of youngsters with a variety of special needs.
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    The Neighborhood Mother Goose

    A book of childrens rhymes.

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    Welcome Home, Forever Child

    A celebration of children adopted as toddlers, preschoolers, and beyond.
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    And God Cried, Too

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    A child's book of healing and hope.
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    Joshua Finds A Friend

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    A Christian based book that helps children relate to the adoption of older children.
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    Matthew was Adopted

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    A christian-based book which celebrates adoption and gives support for transracial adoption.
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    The Skin I'm In

    A first look at racism. Racial discrimination is cruel - and especially so to younger children. This title encourages kids to accept and be comfortable with differences of skin color and other racial characteristics among their friends and in themselves.

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    Leo the Late Bloomer

    A heartwarming story of how a little tiger named Leo bloomed in his own good time, despite his father's worries.
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    We Wanted You

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    A husband and wife want to become a father and mother, so they decide to adopt a child. They wait a long time hoping, watching, preparing. At long last, the day arrives and so does Enrique.
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    Connected at the Heart

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    A lovely children's story of belonging.

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    When You Were Born in China

    A Memory book for children adopted from China.

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    Did My First Mother Love Me?

    A Story for an Adopted Child

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    Two Kinds of Love

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    A very short, simply put story of adoption. The story begins with the explanation of having two mothers (birthmother and adoptive mother). A very positive story to get your child's adoption story off to a great start.
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    Mitten, The

    Adapted from a Ukrainian folktale, the story centers on Nicki who drops one of his new white mittens in the snow & doesn't even notice it's missing. One by one, the woodland animals discover the mitten and crawl inside, each one larger than the last.
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    Borya and the Burps

    An Eastern European Adoption Story that offers a child's view of life before adoption and the transition to a forever family in a way that allows parents to talk openly and comfortably with their pre-school and early elementary aged children.
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    I Love You Like Crazy Cakes

    Based on the author's own experience, this heartfelt story follows a woman on her journey to adopt a baby girl from China.

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    Mommy Far, Mommy Near

    Because Elizabeth was adopted from China, she assumed that all babies came from China. Her mommy explained that babies grow inside their mother and come from every country. She told Elizabeth that she has two mommies, one in China who grew her and one in
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    Beginnings: How Familes Come to be.

    Beginnings is a beautiful book that shows children that there are many wonderful ways to become part of a family. Katherine Grace came in a plane from Korea. Mark's uncle adopted him after his mother died.
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    We Adopted You, Benjamin Koo

    Benjamin Koo, nine, narrates his own story: his birth mother left him at an orphanage in Korea when he was only a few days old; and, in America, his adoptive parents were longing to have a child and were just waiting for one to become available.
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    Is That Your Sister?

    Catherine is a member of a multiracial family. Her friends often ask her questions about her family, especially her sister. Many of the questions center on her sister's physical appearance. Catherine talks about these questions and how she has answered th
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    Adoption is for Always

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    Celia is frustrsted and upset when she realizes for the first time that she is adopted. As the story unfolds, she discovers why her birthmother gave her up but also that her adoptive parents will be her mommy and daddy forever.
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    When You Were Born in Korea: A Memory Book for Children Adopted

    Children adopted abroad often wonder what life was like before they came to America. Who took care of them when they were little? How did they come to leave their birthmother? Why were they available for adoption? Where did they live? This helps you devel
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    All Kinds of Families

    Children define family on the basis of their own personal experiences. ALL KINDS OF FAMILIES describes many different types of families: two parent, adoptive, single parent, sibling groups, divorced, grandparents, childless, and many others.
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    A Mother For Choco

    Choco is looking for his mother. He's sure that she must look just like him-yellow feathers, big round cheeks, wings and striped feet. But all the animals he meets look differant than he does.
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    Why Was I Adopted?: The facts of adoption, love, and illustratio

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    Colorfully illustrated book explaining adoption to children. Includes a question and answer format with commonly asked questions.
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    Where Did I Come From?

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    Dr. Spock says: "I give this book top grades for humanness and honesty. Some parents will find that its humorousness helps them over the embarrassment. Others may be offended."

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    Do I have a Daddy? A Story about a Single-Parent Child

    Erik feels bad when his friend, Jennifer, taunts, You don't have a daddy. Where's my daddy? Do I have a daddy? he asks his mother. Erik's mother explains that he, like all children, has a daddy, but she and his father never married.
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    My Adopted Child, There's No One Like You

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    Every child is special. And every child deserves to be recognized for what makes him or her unique. This book creatively celebrates the adopted child. Adopted children need to know they are special, loved, and secure.
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    How I Was Adopted

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    Explains what adoption is to young children and also the feelings that adoptive parents may have as they wait to become parents.
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    Unjust Cause

    Explores the tension that engulfs a family unable to deal with imperfection or failure. It explores the injustices done when a child is left to flounder by himself, and the havoc it brings to everyone around him.
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    Finding the Right Spot: When Kids Can't Live With Their Parents

    Finding The Right Spot is a story for all kids who can't live with their parents, regardless of the circumstances. It's a story about resilience and loyalty, hope and disappointment, love, sadness, and anger to.
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    Pablo's Tree

    Five-year-old Pablo can hardly wait to see how Abuelito, his grandfather, has decorated Pablo's tree for his birthday.
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    Shaoey and Dot

    Fly along with Dot, the ladybug, on her heartwarming journey where she finds and befriends a lost little bundle of love - a baby girl left on a pathway near a Chinese village. Little does the curious ladybug know, her journey has just begun.
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    One Wonderful You

    For an adopted child, forming a healthy identity requires incorporating two family legacies into his or her self-definition. One Wonderful You shows how the child is a blend of two families. One Wonderful Book!
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    Mommy, Mama, and Me

    For the fabulous Barber-Just family: Henry and Jackson and their two Moms, Sara and Christina.

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    A China Adoption Story: Mommy, Why Do We Look Different?

    Four-year-old Laura Shu-Mei was adopted from China when she was an infant. She wonders why she and her parents don't look the same. Her mom explains about Laura's beginnings in China and tells her the story of how she was adopted.
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    Fall of Freddie the Leaf: A story of Life for All Ages

    Freddie and the other leaves on his tree pass through the seasons and, with the coming of winter, fall to the ground. This warm and sympathetic parable explains the delicate balance between life and death. A good book for talking about grief and loss.
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    W.I.S.E. Up Powerbook

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    Friends, teachers, and even strangers often ask children questions, both personal and general, about adoption. Empower your child. The W.I.S.E. Up Powerbook gives your children (and you!) the tools to cope with these sometimes - uncomfortable comments.
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    You Are Special You Were Chosen

    Get a free copy while supplies last. Joanna learned at an early age from her adoptive father just how special she was because he wrote her a story about just how much he loved her.
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    Sosu's Call

    Good for children with physical differences. When a great storm threatens, Sosu, an African boy who is unable to walk, joins his dog Fusa in helping to save their village. This is a story of empowermentand overcoming limitations.
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    The Way I Feel

    Good for helping our children identify their feelings. Romp with your child through this delightful word book of feelings. The Way I Feel explains the world out there, as well as the world within.
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    Mulberry Bird, The

    Good Way to introduce Why Adoption. The Mulberry Bird is an enchanting story about a mother bird that decides to place her baby bird for adoption. It explains why a birthmother (or birthbird) might consider an adoption plan for her child.
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    Hands Are Not for Hitting

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    Handa Are Not for Hitting offers youngsters an alternative to hitting and other forms of hurtful behavior.
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    Bubbe & Gram

    Here is a warm, supportive story for children in interfaith families. Bubbe & Gram relates the touching story of a child who loves and learns from her two very different grandmothers.
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    I am Really a Princess

    I am really a princess. And when my true parents, the king and queen, find out how I've been treated around here, they are going to be very upset.
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