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Why Can't You Look Like Me? (English and French Edition) Perfect Paperback – October 26, 2009
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Finally a children s book for transracial adoptees written by a transracial adoptee! There is no one better qualified to understand the many layers of identity and race than someone who lives it every day of her life. Ola Zuri has taken her own life experiences and transformed them into stories for young children with the hope that transracial families will use the books in this series to help start discussions within their own families. Many young children will identify with the main character in her books and come to realize that they are not alone in their feelings of isolation. I hope all transracially adopted children have the opportunity to read these books with their parents. --Dianna Mortensen, Adoptive Parent of three black children
I have read your book and was very impressed. I think it will be a great book to open discussion with your child about these issues. --Leonette Boiarski, Welcome House, PA
I read the book, french and english versions. I liked it and I feel there is a real need in our community to provide educational resources which showcase the complexities of diversity. --Karen Ragoonaden, PhD, Faculty of Education, UBC Okanagan
About the Author
Ola Zuri was adopted trans-racially at two years of age. She writes books for children to help develop a positive self esteem. She currently lives in the sunny Okanagan Valley of British Columbia with four of her children, where she is working on her next children s title. This is the first in a series of books with topics relating to transracial adoption, racism, fitting in, questions about family, identity, and most of all, self esteem and self confidence. The inspiration for these stories has stemmed from her own personal experiences as a transracial adoptee and the various areas of difficulty that have been discussed with her by other adoptees, adoptive parents and birth parents. To learn a little more about Ola and her book(s), please check out her blog site at the following address: blackoasisent.blogspot.com
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