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Cultural Resources for a Child of Eastern-European Heritage

[Cultural Resources for a Child of Eastern-European Heritage] As the transculturally adoptive parents of children of Eastern-European heritage, we strive to instill in them an understanding of their roots, as well as a sense of cultural identity and pride. To help you begin the process at home, we've rounded up the best resources for your families. You'll find articles from our archives, reviews of books for you and for your kids, plus recipes and craft ideas.

BOOKS FOR KIDS
Baba Yaga, retold by Katya Arnold
Babushka's Doll, by Patricia Polacco
BOOKS FOR PARENTS
The Russian Word for Snow: A True Story of Adoption, by Janis Cooke Newman
ARTICLES FROM AF'S ARCHIVES
To Russia, with Love, by Mark Rowlee
One family's homeland trip to Russia.
RECIPES, CRAFTS, ACTIVITIES, AND CELEBRATION IDEAS
Celebrating Russian Christmas, by Rochelle Green
The story behind the return to the traditional holiday, plus craft ideas and a special recipe.
Recipe: Kutya
The most important dish eaten at the traditional Russian Orthodox Christmas meal.
Matrioshka Doll Ornaments
A craft idea inspired by the familiar Russian nesting dolls.


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