Did you know that November is National Adoption Month? In recognition of National Adoption Month, we've pulled together some book recommendations that celebrate the wonderful act of adoption, and the families that it creates.
National Adoption Month
No matter the age of your children, there are great, accessible books that engage with topics like adoption in positive and thoughtful ways. We loved the way the following books engaged with the topic, and provided a beneficial experience for their readers.
We Sang You Home
by Richard Van Camp; illustrated by Julie Flett
We Sang You Home, by Richard Van Camp, with illustrations by Julie Flett, is a book for the youngest readers - and those who read to them. It’s a love song to a new member of a family, and also a lullaby. The loving and rhythmic text of the story captures the love of a new family, in an engaging and pleasant way.
In addition to National Adoption Month, November is also Native American Heritage Month. Fittingly, Richard Van Camp and Julie Flett are both Indigenous: Van Camp is from the Tlicho Nation, and Flett is Cree-Metis.
A Family is a Family
by Sara O'Leary; illustrated by Qin Leng
What makes a family? Love makes a family. Some families are big, some families are small. Some families have a mom and a dad, or two moms, or one dad, or grandparents, or brothers and sisters, or no siblings at all—but the one thing they all have in common, is that they are full of love.
A Family is a Family is a Family, by Sara O’Leary with illustrations by Qin Leng, is a heartwarming read celebrating all sorts of families.
The Misadventures of the Family Fletcher
by Dana Alison Levy
The Misadventures of the Family Fletcher, by Dana Alison Levy, isn’t about the adoption process, but the the amazing things that can come from that process.
In this entertaining tale, all four of the Fletcher kids are adopted: Sam (12), Jax and Eli (10), and Frog (6). Grab this book and join these fun siblings and their two dads on their everyday (mis)adventures!