Just Right Family (Hardcover)

An Adoption Story

By Silvia Lopez, Ziyue Chen (Illustrator)

Albert Whitman & Company, 9780807540824, 32pp.

Publication Date: March 1, 2018

List Price: 16.99*
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Meili, who is six years old and adopted from China, learns that her parents are going to adopt a baby from Haiti. Meili isn't happy. Their family is just right as it is. But as Meili begins to accept the idea of a sibling, she realizes the importance of being a big sister and finds that a new addition can be just right for their family too.

About the Author

Silvia Lopez was born in Cuba and moved to Miami when she was ten years old. Silvia is a retired children's librarian and media specialist, and she lives in Florida. Ziyue Chen graduated from Ringling College of Art and Design. She lives in Singapore. 

Praise For Just Right Family: An Adoption Story

"The affirming vision of adoptive sibling bonding is welcome. A book to broaden collections about families." —Kirkus Reviews

"Lopez’s succinct text approaches adoption from a young child’s perspective, emphasizing several reassuring themes... this succeeds as a new-sibling story and will be welcomed by interracial adoptive families." —Booklist

Winner, 2018 Gwen P. Reichert Gold Medal for Children's Literature, Florida Book Award —http://floridabookawards.lib.fsu.edu/