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Time for Korean  Inshil Choe Yoon    This two volume set is an excellent program for teaching the Korean language to kids.

Grown in the Heart  imported from Finland by Adopt Shoppe    Part lifebook, part meditation for adoptive parents, focusing on the first year of life together.

Trans World Adoption Organizer  by Adopt Shoppe    This system provides a way to organize, store, and transport adoption paperwork. Includes sample copies of current government forms, web resources, and checklists.

Dim Sum, Bagels, and Grits: A Sourcebook for Multicultural Families  by Myra Alperson   Advocates and provides suggestions on forging a family that represents more than one culture.

The International Adoption Handbook  by Myra Alperson (Holt)   

Real for Sure Sister  by Ann Angel   Chapter book. A family, including children adopted from various cultures, await another sibling - but not another brother, like oldest daughter Amanda wants.

Cleversticks  by Bernard Ashley   This is a story about a Asian-American boy who desperately wants to be noticed for something "clever" like others in his class...then discovers that he is the only one who can use chopsticks. This story is geared for preschoolers.

The First R: How Children Learn Race and Racism  by Debra Van Ausdale & Joe R. Feagin   Results of a study on nursery school children and the degree to which they recognize sameness and difference in social situations. Interesting information though the study is critiqued for lack of data to give it depth.

What Will You Be, Sara Me?  by Kate Aver Avraham    Brother Chong is excited to see what his little sister will pick from the table at her tol (first-birthday celebration).

New Clothes for New Year's Day  by Hyun-Joo Bae    A young girl dresses in her new clothes to celebrate the Lunar New Year.

The Flamingo Rising  by Larry Baker   About an adoptive family made up of a religious, academician mother, a PT Barnum-type promoter father, and two Korean-American kids who make sense of their upbringing as best they can.

Peacebound Trains  by Haemi Balgassi; illustrated by Chris Soentpiet    Sumi's grandmother tells the story of her family's escape from Seoul during the war, while they watch the trains that will eventually bring her mother back from Army service. Both author and illustrator are Korean-born.

Tae's Sonata  by Haemi Balgassi   A Korean-American eight-grader, who just wants to fit in, is distraught when assigned a report on South Korea . . . especially when her partner happens to be one of the most popular boys in school.

Together Forever  by Sara L.F. Barris and Doryce Penn Seltzer   Coloring book that teaches children about adoption through a simple, touching story.

Throw Your Tooth on the Roof!: Tooth Traditions from Around the World  by Selby Beeler    Title of this fun little book is self-explanatory; Koreans are among the "roof-throwers".

Halmoni's Day  by Edna Coe Bercaw   Jennifer's grandmother arrives from Korea just in time for Grandparent's Day.

Under Our Skin - Kids Talk about Race  by Debbie and Tom Birdeye   Six students aged 12 to 13 openly discuss racial issues.

Seeds from a Silent Tree  edited by Tonya Bishoff and Jo Rankin    This collection of essays, poems, and fiction (written by 30 Korean adoptees) is described as both powerful and candid. Others call it as a sad but a valuable read.

Dialogues about Adoption: Conversations between Parents and Their Children  by Linda Bothun   Provides sample conversations covering every aspect of adoption, and includes information on relevant developmental information.

When Friends Ask About Adoption  by Linda Bothun   Basic question and answer format book, addressing adoption for those new to the process or unable to articulate responses in a way they find acceptable and comfortable.