by Carol Antoinette PeacockThis was a lovely narrative that showed the connection a child has with her birth mother and her adoptive mother. This is a non-fictional narrative and is told from the child’s point of view. The main character, Elizabeth, was born in China and expresses her feelings she has towards her birth mother. Although she did not know her birth mother, she developed a connection with her through the stories shared by her adoptive mother. This narrative would be great to help a child who has been adopted and who may be struggling with connecting to their birth parent(s). This book explains adoption and why some children have to be adopted. The text opens up a discussion on the Chinese culture and how two or more cultures can make up one family. The author, Carol Peacock, can relate to the text she has written because, she is an adoptive parent. The illustrator, Shawn C. Brownell, used very elaborate art work that would definitely keep children engaged. As a teacher, I would use this book to help my students understand what it means to be adopted. I would also use it as a resource for my students who have been adopted because, it could help them understand more about it and cope with it.
|Title||Mommy Far, Mommy Near|
|eBook format||Hardcover, (torrent)|
|Author||Carol Antoinette Peacock|
|Publisher||Albert Whitman & Company|
|File size||1.3 Mb|
|Book rating||3.83 (23 votes)