13th out of 18 books — 1 voter
The Mulberry Bird: An Adoption Story
Although she loves her baby very much, a young mother bird gives him up for adoption because she is unable to give him the home which he needs.
Hardcover, 47 pages
Published June 25th 2003 by Perspectives Press (IN)
(first published May 1986)
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This book would be for older children with it's more detailed and in depth look at adoption and it's longer text blocks. The story is mostly written from the perspective of the birth mother and how she comes to decide to place her baby bird with an adoptive family. It is quite gut wrenching but that is the truth about adoption. It may be the best choice but it doesn't make it the easy choice. The last couple of pages are written from the point of view of the bird who has been adopted. It isn't q...more
One of the better books addressing adoption. The mother bird doesn't want to give up her baby bird and does everything she can do keep him. I wish the father bird wasn't absent as that reinforces the stereotype that birth mothers are abandoned rather than present when the decision to place via adoption is made.