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Noteworthy Adoption Books Published in 2019

15 Noteworthy Adoption Books Published in 2019

15 Noteworthy Adoption Books Published in 2019

Adoptive Families presents our annual roundup of new memoirs, novels, children’s books, and non-fiction with adoption storylines or themes, published in the last year.

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21 new and noteworthy adopton books published in 2018

21 Noteworthy Adoption Books Published in 2018

Looking for a new book for yourself or your child? Look no further than Adoptive Families' annual roundup of new memoirs, novels, children’s books, and non-fiction with adoption storylines or themes, including a compelling crop of young adult fiction.

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[EXCERPT] That Kind of Mother

In this excerpt from That Kind of Mother, by Rumaan Alam, the white adoptive mother of a black child learns about importance of talking with her son about racism and interactions with the police.

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32 noteworthy new adoption novels, memoirs, children's books, and more published in 2017

32 Noteworthy Adoption Books Published in 2017

Adoption found its way into dozens of new books published in 2017, including several literary award winners and high-profile bestsellers that engage with and question adoption in complex and sometimes challenging ways.

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Book Review: Kids, Parents, And Power Struggles: Winning For A Lifetime

This straightforward book is perfect for helping parents avoid emotional warfare.

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Book Review: The Safe Baby

The Safe Baby is an easy-to-follow resource that will give busy parents — adoptive or otherwise — peace of mind.

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Book Review: I Love You Like Crazy Cakes

A seven-year-old adoptee from China shares her thoughts on an illustrated children's book about adoption.

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[Book Review] A Ghost at Heart’s Edge: Stories and Poems of Adoption

While adoption as a plot device pervades popular culture from Shirley Temple to Star Wars, it's rarely the stuff of serious contemporary fiction or poetry. Or so I thought until I read A Ghost at Heart's Edge, the dazzling literary anthology edited by Susan Ito and Tina Cervin.

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[Book Review] My Alternate Life

Trinity B. Jones is a foster kid who's "been to enough adoption picnics to know that adoptive parents want a cute little baby to hold, not a 15-year-old with brown skin, a 34-C, and a nose ring."

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[Book Excerpt]: Lucky Girl

In this excerpt from her memoir, Lucky Girl, Meiling Hopgood describes her initial rejection of "looking Asian" growing up in mostly-White rural Michigan, and how she learned to embrace her Chinese heritage.

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Share Your Story: Favorite Pre-adoption Books

We asked our reader panel to describe the books they find most helpful to prospective adoptive parents. Here are some of their favorites.

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When the Brain Can't Hear Book Review

[Book Review] When the Brain Can’t Hear: Unraveling the Mystery of Auditory Processing Disorder

Dr. Teri James Bellis, author of When the Brain Can't Hear, is an audiologist who herself developed APD following an automobile accident. She clearly knows APD from the inside out.

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25 Children’s Books That Showcase Diversity

Kids need to be able to find characters who look like them in the books on their shelves. Here are some of our favorites that provide that powerful affirmation.

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