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Lewis, Rose.
Boston : Little, Brown, 2000
IL K-3, RL 2.1
ISBN 0316525383
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I chose this book because it addresses a subject that is near and dear to my heart. The Assistant Principal at my school site has adopted two amazing daughters from China. She has graciously shared the journey with me through scrapbooks, stories and websites that chronicle other families' journeys. I have seen the light that adoption from China has brought to her life. It affirms God's miraculous plan because these girls were truly meant just for her. This story is one that she shares with her daughters as she sheds a tear for their mothers in China that could not keep them.

This sweet story shares the journey of an American woman and a baby girl in a Chinese orphanage. The baby is missing a mother and the woman of course, is missing a child. We share in the experience as she completes paperwork, flies to China and meets her daughter for the first time. Every moment and feeling is beautifully described as the two, who were meant to be together, connect with one another. The woman sits adoring her child and tells her "I love you like crazy cakes." The story ends after they celebrate with friends and family.  The mother rocks her daughter to sleep while remembering, honoring and shedding a tear for the Chinese mother that could not keep her beautiful daughter.   (Manda Sias, teacher,

SUBJECTS:     Intercountry adoption -- Fiction.
                        Adoption -- Fiction.
                        Babies -- Fiction.

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