How It Feels to Be Adopted
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About the author
Jill Krementz works as a journalist, photographer, and portraitist, id addition to turning her talents to writing and photographing books for children. The publication of nineteen children’s books has established her reputation as a writer who knows how to listen to and communicate with children. She has won the praise of sociologists and educators, as well as the affection of many young readers.
Ms. Krementz was the 1984 recipient of the Washington Post/Children’s Book Guild Nonfiction Award for “creatively produced books, works that make a difference.” She lives in New York City.
In these wonderfully straightforward accounts of what it means to children to be adopted, nineteen boys and girls, from eight to sixteen years old—and from every social background—confide their feelings about this crucial fact of their lives. It is deeply affecting to listen to these children as they reveal their questions, frustrations, difficulties, and joys with an honesty that is immediate, convincing, and stirring. Their generosity will provide solace and strength for thousands of other children who share with them the experience of being adopted—and who will be helped to understand that their own emotions are normal and appropriate.
From the Trade Paperback edition.