Summary Ô PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ☆ Eleanor Frances Lattimore
Just rediscovered this book which I read as a young child many years ago I am impressed at how modern and thorough this children s book is in its approach to adoption To my mind it is free of racist overtones astonishingly so for a book from I will give a detailed synopsis since no synopsis is available otherwiseLittle Ai li is the adopted daughter of American missionaries who live in China There is no Christian theme whatever In about a hundred twenty page long simple chapter book she acuires a sister who is the biological child of her parents and overhears someone enuiring whether Ai li will be returned Ai li s confusion and concern are described just enough to open a conversation with your adopted child without being frightening Ai li is subject to a racist incident of a white child telling her that because she is Chine.
review The Chinese Daughter
The Chinese DaughterSe used as an insult she has to play the amah in a pretend game subseuently decides she wants to go to the school with other Chinese girls instead of continuing at the white children s school apparently exploring her Chinese identity in various ways the a mother is uncomfortable both with how Chinese she is becoming and the fact that her blonde little sister says she wants to go the Chinese school just like big sister reunites with her birth family finds it very uncomfortable is very upset at the thought she might go back to live with them but bonds instantly with her biological siblings later the adoptive parents and birth parents have some rather uncomfortable interactions while the children get to know one another Again Ai li s confusion and concern are described just enough to open a conversation with your adopted chil.
Eleanor Frances Lattimore ☆ 5 review
The Chinese Daughter Free download ↠ 5 ✓ just rediscovered this book which I read as a young child many years ago I am impressed at how modern and thorough this children s book is in its approach to adoption To my mind it is free of racist overtones astonishingly so for a book from I will give a detailed synopsis since no synopsis is avaiD without being frightening she is the object of disdain by a Chinese character who feels that his own children are every bit as good as Ai li and resents her pampered lifestyle There are good and bad white characters good and bad Chinese characters About the houseboy it is instantly explained that he is not a boy at all actually a uiet dignified man Ai li has all kinds of other adventures eg going to work with her father who is a physician eating hot peppers with some other children getting dolls etc etcIt is out of print The author s better known Little Pear has just been reissued I hope very much that this book follows soon I know of no other children s book on adoption that addresses so many of the hard confusing issues in so gentle a way without implying that one attitude toward say birth family is better than any oth.