Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Adoption Books

I saw this post over at Paper Tigers and thought of all of you that read the blog that have adopted, are in the process of adopting, etc., etc. So if you want to read more about authors that have written about mulitcultural adoption - go HERE.

Another great list of adoption in children's and young adult books.

Oh - and THIS!!!

ARTHUR and friends welcome a new character - a baby sister for Binky Barnes - this fall when the Emmy-Award winning series tackles adoption from a child's perspective. On Friday, September 7th (check local listings) the series starring Marc Brown's beloved animated aardvark captures a family's experience with adoption in a special 2-part episode.In 'Big Brother Binky', Arthur's friend
Binky's family adopts a baby girl from China and Binky learns not only the
importance of being a big brother but that families come in all different shapes
in sizes. Binky manages the joys, and sometimes difficulties, of understanding
his new sister with humor and imagination and becomes the proudest big brother
in Elwood City.Expanding upon the series' well-established commitment to
addressing topics that children of all backgrounds can relate to, this episode
undertakes a topic that affects millions of people every day in all parts of the
world. By exploring the adoption process from Binky's anticipation of the baby's
arrival, to the ups and downs of getting to know one another, and finally to the
joy of welcoming the baby into Binky's heart and home, ARTHUR opens the doors
for discussion around adoption among parents, children, and educators. According
to ARTHUR creator Marc Brown, "What the series does best is reflect the lives of
kids in an authentic and fun way that resonates with both viewers and their
parents. Because adoption is so important to so many families, we thought it was
a great opportunity for ARTHUR to explore this subject."Executive Producer
Pierre Valette adds, "We put a lot of work into this episode -- including
extensive research and interviews with many adoptive families. To tell this
story thoroughly and well, we decided to devote both 11 minute animated stories
in the episode to it --something that we rarely do. We hope that the millions of
families touched by adoption in this country, and around the world, will find
familiarity and accuracy in our portrayal of the experience of these
characters."

16 comments:

GWEN OATSVALL said...

i am always on the look out for good adoption books ... hope everyone is feeling better ....

eggrolls and chopsticks said...

Your lists are always so helpful. Thank you

LaLa said...

Thanks for sharing. I am heading over to the list.

The Arthur episode sounds great.

thorvet said...

We will be recording it! I wish they had made the episode 2 years ago when Peter was managing his transition! (he did great, by the way!)

Teresa

Terri @ In His Hands said...

Thank you! That's a great link and I love Arthur!

Juliette said...

Thanks for the tips. I'm always looking for new books. And since I'm sick, I'll have time to read...lol

amy said...

we love books, thanks for the recommendations

Carey said...

Arthur sounds great. If you find out what date it will air, let me know. Thanks!

Stephanie said...

My daughter Leah loves watching Arthur - we will definitely have to tune in for the adoption one. Thanks for the heads up!
Stephanie
forksandchopsticks.wordpress.com

Lori said...

Thanks for the adoption article link and I LOVE Arthur!! :)
Thanks for your comment on my blog!

Overwhelmed! said...

I'll have to see if I can't find that Arthur book to read to Snuggle Bug. It sounds great! :)

And thanks for the "Adoption=Love" link. I'll check that out as well.

Jeff and Valerie said...

What a great list. Malia loves to watch Arthur. It is the one and only show she will watch while I try to sneak in a shower.

Janet said...

Interesting! I love that mainstream cartoons are actually talking about adoption now!!!

nikki said...

I was just thinking that I'd like to expand my "adoption book library" thanks!
And, I will definitely be tuning in on Sept.7th, sounds GREAT!

jennifer said...

I am so excited about the Arthur episodes! I LOVE Arthur. Mine don't watch it as much as they used to, but I definitely want to see this one. Thanks for the info.

Verna said...

COOL!! I just heard that Kai-lan starts playing on TV in October, too. Good stuff. Thanks Becky!

When you are harvesting your crops and forget to bring in a bundle of grain from your field, don't go back to get it. Leave it for the foreigners, orphans and widows. Then the LORD your God will bless you in all you do.
~Deuteronomy 24:19

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