Megan Dowd Lambert, Illustrated by Nicole Tadgell. Published by Tilbury House, May 2016.
with simple words and playful illustrations, this book touches on the
topics of adoption, two moms, and multiracial family life.
families can look very different from the nuclear families of
yesteryear, but as Lambert says in the book's introduction, No matter
how a family comes to be, the most important thing is for everyone to
feel loved, safe, and cared for. Real Sisters Pretend is a great vehicle
for sharing that love and reassurance.
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This warm, engaging story, which unfolds entirely through the conversation of two adopted sisters, was inspired by the author's own daughters, whom she overheard talking about how adoption made them real sisters even though they have different birth parents and do not look alike. I liked how they took care of one another in their pretend-play scenario about climbing a mountain, Lambert says, and I loved how they also took care of one another s feelings as they talked about adoption. Real Sisters Pretend captures these interactions perfectly and movingly.