Adoption STAR MSW Intern Kaitlin Incorvia encourages families to read adoption-themed books with their children as a part of National Adoption Month.
Happy National Adoption Month!! Below you will find a review of adoption related children books! Take some time to read Adoption books in celebration of National Adoption Month!
Family Day: Celebrating Ethan’s Adoption Anniversary
Written & Illustrated by Christine Mitchell
This book follows Ethan and his family on a very special day-“Family Day!”-the anniversary of the day Ethan was adopted! This book has wonderful pictures as it tells the story of the yearly celebration of Ethan’s Adoption and the memories of his Adoption Day.
This book is recommended for children between the ages of 5-10.
I Love My Hair!
By Natasha Anastasia Tarpley
Illustrated by E.B. Lewis
This book is about a young African American girl and her love for her unique hair. The beautiful pictures depict the hair care process in addition to the different styles she can wear. The book also briefly discusses how she felt when she was teased about her hair.
This book is recommended for children between the ages of 4-10.
Felicia’s Favorite Story
By Leslea Newman
Illustrated by Adriana Romo
This book tells Felicia’s Favorite Story-her Adoption Story! Felicia was internationally adopted from Guatemala by her two Adoptive Mom’s!
This book is appropriate for children between the ages of 6-10.
The Colors of Us
By Karen Katz
The Colors of Us is full of bright and unique illustrations! The book follows a 7-year-old named Lena and her mother on a walk through their neighborhood. On the walk, Lena and her mother recognize and appreciate the diversity of their neighbors.
This book is appropriate for children between the ages of 4-10.