I can’t imagine a greater adventure than to have the courage to come to a new country as part of a new family. Finding Family in a Far away Land is the story of orphans Priya and Ari. It is a heartwarming tale showing from their point of view what it is like to become part of a new family in a language and a culture so different from the one they are born in.
It is filled with lovely insights that are brilliantly illustrated. The beautiful watercolor drawings offer a layer of pathos on how the girls are adaptable in their ever changing circumstances as they learn about new words, new styles of clothing and new foods.
I feel this book is a lovely way for children to experience the journey of adoption. It is a great starting point for questions about adoptions and a window into other cultures. I love how important it is that Priya and Ari not lose what is special about their birth culture, but simply add it into what is special about their new lives.
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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.
Meet the Author:
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.
connect with the author: website ~ instagram ~ goodreads
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