Pact Says: A lovely and affirming book for preschoolers.
Pact says: This is the best book we have found to help children view coloration from a scientific point of view rather than a judgmental one. We feel it should be in every child's library. A Pact bestseller.
Pact says: Bountiful, color-rich images make for a useful tool to talk about slavery and the underground railroad of allies who worked to help free the slaves.
Pact says: What is great about this book is that the story unfolds just as it would for a child, sometimes uncertain, trying to figure out not only the words but also the body language of the adults around him. This makes for a great conversation starter about how Rosa Parks and others reacted and stood up to segregation and racism.
Pact says: Written in a reassuring tone with a jazzy beat, this book captures an important rite of passage forboys and celebrates African American identity.
Pact says: This poetry about biracial identity has been a favorite for over thirty years.
Pact says: The range of skin tones illustrated by the realistic images encourages children to respect diversity within their race and affirms the beauty of all brown skin, be it light tan or deep mahogany. .
Pact says: Every adopted child should have this book because it’s the only one that turns the tables and identifies the parents as “different “and the child as just a regular kid. Don’t miss this book. (Also available in Spanish, El Papa de David, for $5.95)
Pact says: Affectionate and personal, it creates a mood that conveys comfort and reassurance.
Pact says: A fun way to celebrate Latino culture as you and your children enjoy singing and learning the songs together.
Pact says: A Pact bestseller. Books that articulate the challenges of growing up adoption can be a real springboard to conversation and break through any sense of "being the only one" your adopted child may have. The illustrations are realistic and wonderfully detailed, using warm, clear colors and depicting simple scenes.
Pact says: Books that are creative and validating are important to children who live a “different” experience every day.
Pact says: The central idea of acceptance, understanding and confidence is the unstated message of every page. Good job!
Pact says: This is a worthwhile vehicle to encourage the normal discussion of children’s experience of being adopted.
Pact says: Celebrating African American beauty and diversity is always important.
Pact says: A great way to acknowledge the full richness of all Latino peoples and their various racial and ethnic heritages.
Pact says: It is a fun book with a good message that has proven to be appealing to younger children that features an African American girl who loves herself “no matter how she is feeling or what others might say.”.
Pact says: Reminds African American girls not to succumb to white ideas of beauty for themselves.
Pact says: This book acknowledges the baby’s first mother and time in an orphanage in an important and respectful way.
Pact says: The central idea of acceptance, understanding and confidence is the unstated message of every page, but the book is not sappy or sugar coated. Good job! Funny and upbeat, this bright book delivers through a series of one-liners kids will relate to.
Pact says: This is a classic and every generation seems to love it.
Pact says: Gives parents a way to talk about a topic that they are sometimes fearful to tackle. Every family should have this book.
Pact says: A great validation that a mother is who takes care of you, and a family can be found, not just born.
Pact says: Nappy Hair celebrates the glory of Black beauty. While children of Black heritage may delight to see this story, it is equally important for children of all backgrounds to see positive reflections of children of African American heritage.
Pact says: A great validation that a family can be found, not just born. Available in paperback or as a board book.
Pact says: We love the inherent message of completeness, helping children from the beginning feel great about BOTH their family legacies. Written by an adoptee, there is no question that the book's validating message will help children feel comfortable in their skin as they process the facts of their adoption. And it has some humor as a bonus!
Pact says: The message is reassuring, the illustrations are delightful and the text is happy.
Pact says: This book is a powerful tool for all adoptive families, at any stage of pre or post-adoption. Illustrates a family ritual and how it promotes deep and enduring attachments for a child as he grows.
Pact says: Addressing sibling rivalry, this book has stood the test of time and is both charming and reassuring.
Pact says: We hope this book makes it into every adoptive and birth family home as well as becoming a staple for agency personnel to use with their prospective clients. Buy a copy for your own children and your adopted children's birth siblings. Even if your child doesn't know his or her birth family, this story delivers a terrifically positive message. Four stars.
Pact says: Pictures of the real faces of African American children demonstrate in a visual way the true diversity of "black" people, allowing young children to understand that blackness derives not from the color but from the culture of a people.
Pact says: A good book although we are sorry no mention is made of birth parents.
Pact says: We love this book! It is simple, refined and beautiful, it succeeds in transforming the sadness of separation into a healing experience, inspiring readers to find their own meanings. Every adopted person deserves a copy of this book.
Pact says: Supportive book for any child who has ever lost her temper - or might ever lose her temper.
Pact says: This book is written to children who feel like they don't fit and to parents of transracial adoptees to give them insight into their child's experience. Some children may not relate to the story but it can still be used as a conversation starter.
Pact says: Vivid colors underscore a vibrant and essential message.
Pact says: So bountiful it feels as if it's spilling off the pages, energetic illustrations create mirrors to see ourselves in and windows to see others. Friendship across differences is supported.