Book Title: Finding Family in a Far-Away Land: An Adoption Story by Amanda Wall
Category: Children's Fiction (Ages 4-10), 44 pages
Genre: Children's Picture Book, Adoption
Release date: March 29, 2021
Content Rating: G for everyone.
Every adoption experience is uniquely different but the yearning to have unconditional family love is universal. Two Indian sisters, Priya and Ari, experience what it's like to be adopted into a multi-cultural, interracial family. Walk alongside these two charming, dynamic girls as they journey through the adoption transition to a new country full of new experiences!
"Finding Family in a Far-Away Land" is a pensive and sometimes comical book that demonstrates how children can experience the same journey quite differently. A glossary of cultural terms is included so that all can learn and enjoy what Ari and Priya cherish about their Indian roots. This story is meant to be a resource to those hoping to learn about one family's adoption experience― and may even help a child process their own adoption story. The intended audience for this book is children ages 4-10.
'My new family had colorful eyes and different skin. Looking different scared me at first but now I see that we share the same heart. We are each uniquely special.'
Amanda Wall has written a heartwarming adoption story about two young orphans who are sent to live with a new family in a new country. Children reading this will be given a glimpse of India, the country where Priya and Ari were born, while learning about the fear and anxiety that children feel when they are sent to live with people they have never met!
Wall's colorful illustrations make this an appealing book for young children, but the entertaining, emotional, and educational text is what makes it so special. There are giggles, along with tugs at your heart strings, and I especially liked learning about Priya and Ari's heritage. Throughout the book Wall has featured special Indian words in red, and then explained them in the glossary of terms in the back. Who knew that an orphanage in India is called a Sishu Gruha, or "House of Children"?
Finding Family in a Far-Away Land is a well-written children's story that is perfect for classrooms or as an addition to a school library. I also recommend it for families who have experienced, or are contemplating, adoption.
I received a copy of this book from the author via iRead Book Tours. There was no obligation for a positive review. These are my own thoughts.
Amanda is a mother of four with a heart towards adoption. She lives in Colorado with her family but loves to travel and connect with others through their culture. Educating families on adoption is a passion for Amanda because the adoptees' voice is often unheard.
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