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Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Katie Hines Reviews Much-Needed Book about Interracial Adoption

TITLE: Red in the Flower Bed
AUTHOR: Andrea Nepa
PUBLISHER: Tribute Books
SUBJECT: Interracial Adoption
ISBN-13: 978-0-9814619-9-1
ISBN-10: 0-9814619-9-9
READING LEVEL: Picture Book
RATING: 5 Stars out of 5 Stars

This review by Katie hines originally appeared on her blog.

Imagine you have made a secret promise that can lead you to an incredible treasure and an ancient power. But in order to fulfill that promise, you must defeat an age-old sect determined to claim the treasure and power themselves.



This beautifully illustrated book about interracial adoption follows the story of a poppy seed that couldn’t thrive and grow in its host environment. Through a journey, the poppy seed comes to rest, grow and blossom in a flower bed where there were other flowers of different types.

Just as a child is incorporated with joy into a new adoptive home, so was this poppy welcomed and allowed to thrive and grow in her new home of rainbow flowers. The book treats the subject of interracial adoption with tender, loving gentleness. A must read with your adopted, interracial child.

Reviewer Katie Hines is a children's author. Find her on Facebook Children's and Twitter. Her "Guardian" a middle grade urban fantasy, will be published in June.

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1 comment:

Cheryl said...

Sounds like a great book. I've reviewed a couple books on adoption and you can tell how passionate the authors are about this subject.

Cheryl