This story originates from the ancient Chinese belief that an invisible, unbreakable red thread connects everybody destined to be together. In this children’s book, a royal couple should be full of joy and contentment, but they both feel a strange, worsening pain. A peddler reveals a red thread pulling at their hearts. Eventually, they’re guided by the thread to adopt a child.
This book is “a special celebration of the love and joy an adopted child creates for a family. In asking her parents to tell her again about the night of her birth, a young girl relives a cherished tale she knows by heart. Focusing on the significance of family and love, this is story about adoption and the importance of a loving family.” This book also “speaks to the universal childhood desire to know more about the excitement, awe, love, and sleeplessness that a new baby brings to a family.”
This is a children’s book about a young bird (Choco) who journeys to find a mother who looks just like himself. Eventually, he is taken in by a family that he is not related to. This book is centered around the idea that family is about love — regardless of biological relationship. It emphasizes that families can be, and often are, very diverse.