Book Review: Pachinko

This book tackles lots of issues specific to the situation of Zainichi, but I had the feeling that many people born from foreign parents in a third country could understand and identify as well.

There’s Somebody in My Room: Book Review

What could possibly go wrong when you leave a child with a vivid imagination all alone in his bedroom at night? Apparently a lot can happen before sleep finally takes over that active brain :). In this fun book, a 6-year-old boy is in bed at night, evidently in preparation for bedtime. However, curiosity, an…

Ahni and her Dancing Secret: Book Review

Mainstream books where the main characters simply happen to be of color, matter-of-factly, send powerful messages to their readers. It is extremely empowering for young readers of color to see the lead character in a book look like them.

A World of Cookies for Santa: Book Review

In ‘A World of Cookies for Santa,’ readers get to read about how Santa (and how he is known as in different parts of the world) is welcomed with numerous delicious treats.

Book Review: The Open-Hearted Way To Open Adoption by Lori Holden with Crystal Hass

If you are an adoptive parent like me, chances are you have stumbled on Lori’s essays on Adoptive Families magazine, read her advice columns on Open Adoption, or checked her blog at some point. [perfectpullquote align=”full” cite=”” link=”” color=”” class=”” size=””]Adoption creates a split between a child’s biology and biography. Openness is an effective way…

Beautiful Rainbow World

The 78 pages of this photography book are just as beautiful as the cover. Every page features little boys and girls from different countries, some of them in their traditional clothes.