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Multicultural Children’s Book Day: The Road to Paris and ABC, Adoption & Me

by | Jan 27, 2014 | Blogs by Gayle Swift

Road to Paris Today is multicultural Children’s Book Day! Adoptive families have a vested interest in expanding the concept of family life beyond the stereotypical picture. With increased knowledge comes understanding and this benefits all of us. Today we are reviewing

The Road to Paris by Nikki Grimes. ( a Coretta Scott King Award Honor Book ) middle-school

Paris is a person, not a place. This is the story of her journey as a frightened eight year old girl placed into foster care. Protective of her mischievous little brother, she is resilient and resourceful. This book follows Paris and her younger brother through many placements. After the children are separated, Paris struggles to stay connected. She is finally comfortable in a supportive foster home. Then her final challenge comes―rejoining her mother and brother and discovering what it means to be family. Read more multicultural books #adoptiveparenting




ABC.Award coverIn the spirit of the event, check out GIFT coach, Gayle Swift’s book:

which Shelf Unbound named a Notable Picture Book of 2013.ABC, Adoption & Me, a Multicultural Picture Book for Adoptive Families