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Books for our Babe

I’ve started a sweet little collection basket of my favorite books that are full of diversity, love through adoption, and Africa for our baby…


In our basket…

I Wished for You…an adoption story by Marianne Richmond
On the Night You Were Born by Nancy Tillman
Whoever You Are by Mem Fox (great cross-cultural awareness)
The Lion that Finally Roared by Obi Chidebellu-eze*
Animals of Africa - Planet Earth*
A Mother for Choco by Keido Kasza*
Please Baby Please by Spike Lee and Tonya Lewis Lee*
Pancakes with Chocolate Syrup by Rebekah Barlow Rounce*
The Colors of Us by Karen Katz*
God Found Us You by Laura J. Bryant
I Don’t Have Your Eyes by Carrie Kitze

If you know of a children’s book that is just too sweet not to share and a must have—please email me! I’m always looking for books to add to all of my children’s library to remind them HOW much they are loved! I know our baby throughout the years will have many questions, and I want to always have lots of books on hand that makes him feel like he knows his heritage and that it is also a part of him.

*Books specific for transracial and/or Africa adoptions

Jennifer - April 29, 2012 - 7:48 pm

Hi Andrea! Our social worker, Donna Booth, told me about you! I’ve been perusing your blog since then. :) I would love to talk to you sometime. We are currently adopting a little girl from China (SN).

The reason I’m responding to this particular post is because my very good friend and college roomate just published a book on Adoption called “Mommy’s heart went POP!” She adopted her fourth child, a little girl, from Ethiopia last year. Her name is Christina Kyllonen, and you can find the book on Amazon.

Just wanted to pass that along. I’m hoping I can come to one of your conferences.