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 Just right family : an adoption story
 Author: Lopez, Silvia

 Illustrator: Chen, Ziyue

 Publisher:  Whitman
 Pub Year: 2018

 Classification: Easy
 Physical Description: [32] p., col. ill., 23 cm

 BTSB No: 586597 ISBN: 9780807540824
 Ages: 4-8 Grades: K-3

 Family life -- Fiction
 Adoption -- Fiction
 Intercountry adoption -- Fiction
 Sisters -- Fiction

Price: $20.01

When Meili learns her parents are adopting another child, she must accept the role of big sister and realize a new addition can be just right too.

Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: LG
   Reading Level: 2.10
   Points: .5   Quiz: 500397
Reading Counts Information:
   Interest Level: K-2
   Reading Level: 2.60
   Points: 1.0   Quiz: 72436

   Kirkus Reviews (02/01/18)
   Booklist (03/01/18)

Full Text Reviews:

Booklist - 03/01/2018 Young Meili never tires of hearing her own special story in which Mama and Papa fly across the ocean to adopt her in China. Now her family is just right: Mama pushes her on the swings, she feeds the ducks with Papa, and they all read library books together. Then she learns that their “forever family” will soon grow with the addition of a new baby sister from Haiti. Meili is upset at first (wouldn’t a puppy be better?) but quickly becomes smitten once her new sibling arrives, eager to tell Sophie her own special story. Lopez’s succinct text approaches adoption from a young child’s perspective, emphasizing several reassuring themes: a child needs a new home, parents envision their life with this child, and the new family is permanent. Chen’s colorful, cartoon-style art effectively conveys Meili’s various emotions; unfortunately, her mixed-race parents smile blandly throughout. Though lacking in adoption-process specifics, this succeeds as a new-sibling story and will be welcomed by interracial adoptive families. - Copyright 2018 Booklist.

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