Friday, March 20, 2009

Book Review: Red in the Flower Bed

BOOK REVIEW

BOOK: Red in the Flower Bed

AUTHOR: Andrea Nepa

PUBLISHER: Tribute Books

ISBN-13: 978-0-9814619-9-1

ISBN-10: 0-9814619-9-9

READING LEVEL: Picture Book

RATING: 5 Stars out of 5 Stars

REVIEWED BY: Katie Hines


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, biracial child.


Order your copy at Tribute Books or at Amazon.

7 comments:

Nancy Famolari said...

Sounds like an important book. Interracial adoption isn't easy. It's good to see books to help the children. Good post!

Donna M. McDine said...

Terrific review! Adoption on any level is difficult, but interracial is difficult...my sister has had huge success!

lilith said...

Sounds like a terrific book; a must-read in todays blended families. I, too, write multi-cultural books for tweens with a twist; historical paranormal mysteries. Would love for you to review the book with an interview. Thanks, L S

Morgan Mandel said...

Sounds like a good book to fill a needed gap.

Morgan Mandel
http://morganmandel.blogspot.com

Bill said...

As an adopted person, (same race but different culture), I appreciate some addressing these issues.

Mayra Calvani said...

Thanks for the clear, succint review, Katie!

Tribute Books said...

Thanks for reviewing Andrea Nepa's book. Everyone at Tribute Books appreciates your efforts.