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As an adoptive parent, you need to create an atmosphere where your child can talk about adoption and racial issues.  Here are some books and movies that might help you get those conversations started.

General Books

how i was adoptedHow I was adopted
by Joanna Cole
Buy from Amazon.ca or Amazon.com

 

 

we belong togetherWe Belong together
by Todd Parr
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star of the weekStar of the Week: A Story of Love, Adoption and Brownies with Sprinkles
(deals with the family tree school assignment)
by Darlene Friedman
Buy from Amazon.ca or Amazon.com

 

 

what is adoptionWhat is Adoption?
(helps non-adopted children understand adoption)
by Sofie Stergianis & Rita McDowall
Buy from Amazon.ca or Amazon.com

 

 

 over the moonOver the Moon: An adoption tale
international adoption
by Karen Katz
Buy from Amazon.ca or Amazon.com

 

tell me again about

Tell me Again about the Night I was Born
by Jamie Lee Curtis
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the day we met youThe Day We Met You
by Phoebe Koehle
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my adopted childMy Adopted Child, There's No One Like You
by Dr. Kevin Leman
Buy from Amazon.ca or Amazon.com

 

 

 

I wished for youI wished for You: an Adoption Story
by Marianne Richmond
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God found us youGod Found Us You
by Lisa Tawn Bergren
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forever fingerprintsForever Fingerprints: an Amazing Discovery for Adopted Children
by Sherrie Eldridge and Rob Williams
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mother for chocoA Mother for Choco
by Keiko Kasza
Buy from Amazon.ca or Amazon.com 

 

 

 

jafis familyRafi's Family
by Linda Pettitt
highlights Ethiopian adoption and honouring your child's birth family
Buy from Amazon.ca or Amazon.com 

 

 

 

Books Dealing with Racial Issues

the skin i'm inThe Skin I’m In
by Pat Thomas
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why am i brownWhy Am I Brown? A Child's View of Multi-Cultural Adoption
by Jacqueline Meissner
Buy from Amazon.ca or Amazon.com 

 

 

dealing with racismDealing with Racism
by Jen Green
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amazing graceAmazing Grace
by Mary Hoffman & Caroline Binch
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Kids' Movies Dealing with Racial Issues

ruby bridgesRuby Bridges
Disney movie

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selma lord selmaSelma Lord Selma
Disney movie

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