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Adoption & Foster Families: Anti-Fairytale
Quick Things You Need To Know:
- I compiled this list for an author who is working on a book to counter the parent-savior fairytale narrative of adoption. Adding it here, since it’s a useful list.
- Many of these books were written to be validating stories for kids who have been adopted, but many are engaging enough that they are good for destigmatizing stories to help peers support their friends who have been adopted.
Quick & Messy Book List:
Star of the week (Friedman)
My New Mom & Me (Galindo)
Dear Baobab (Foggo)
With you always, little Monday (Cote)
Hey Kiddo (Krosoczka) – Transparency: the publisher sent me a free copy of this
The Three names of me (Cummings)
Journey Home (McKay)
Mommy far, mommy near (Peacock)
How Nivi Got Her Names (Deal)
Read Sisters Pretend (Dowd Lambert)
Adoptive Parents Acknowledging Their Limits
These are parent-centered, but touch on the limits of adoptive parents, the importance of letting go and letting kids find their own identity.
- Duck (Cecil)
- The Wild Robot (Brown)
Pup and Bear (Banks)
- A Family Is A Family Is A Family (O’Leary)