Adoptive Families magazine is seeking nominations for readers' favorite adoption books in the following categories:
1) Adoption memoirs
2) Adoption-friendly parenting books
3) Children's picture books about adoption
4) Children's books that celebrate diversity
5) Young-adult novels with an adoption storyline
6) Novels with an adoption storyline
Of course, I hope you'll cast a vote in the adoption-friendly parenting books category for my adoption book, What I Want My Adopted Child to Know: An Adoptive Parent's Perspective. I've been overwhelmed by reader response, and I'm extremely grateful. But I'd also like to know what books you would nominate for the other categories.
I'm thinking Ola Zuri's Why Can't You Look Like Me? for category #4, Kelsey Stewart's The Best for You for category #3, Katie DeCosse/Jackie Maher's Fifty Years in 13 Days and Ann Fessler's The Girls Who Went Away for category #1. Although Fessler's isn't an adoption memoir so much as it is birth mother memoir, I think it should be required reading for all prospective adoptive parents. I haven't read any from category #5 or #6. What's out there?
How to vote: E-mail the book title(s) you're nominating to firstname.lastname@example.org. Be sure to indicate which category, and they'd also like to know why you're nominating a particular book.
What other adoption books would you recommend?
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