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Adopted sibling relationships can be very complex and multi dimensional, especially between an adopted child and a biological child. Made in China by Vanita Oelschlager, was inspired by such a sibling relationship, to be an aid for parents to address the subject with their children.
Recently reviewed in the Akron Beacon Journal, Made in China covers a topic that an ever expanding demographic can relate to. The Journal notes that in 2007 there were 20,700 children adopted by American families, and from 1971-2007 about 375,000 were from other countries, most (about 215,000) from Asia, according to the U.S. State Department.
Made in China is a book that can appeal to children and parents even if there are no adopted siblings in the family. It is a book about relating to the differences in others, and its stunning illustrations will capture any reader.