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Mei Mei?Little Sister: Portraits from a Chinese Orphanage
The Chinese believe an unseen red thread joins those in this life who are destined to connect. For photographer Richard Bowen, that thread led him to China's state-run welfare institutions, where there are thousands of children, primarily girls, growing up without families to take care of them. Mei Mei presents a poignant glimpse of just a few of these remarkable children. ...more
Hardcover, 144 pages
Published August 4th 2005 by Chronicle Books
(first published July 21st 2005)
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This book is amazing. It is mostly a book of photos with a brief summary at the beginning. As I look at the photos of these little girls in the orphanage, I cannot help but wonder if they will ever know how very special they are. It breaks my heart to see their little faces, some with smiles, many with without.
Beautiful portraits taken from several Chinese orphanages of the little girls who have been discarded because of China's stringent single child policy. Very compassionately done-author/photographer adopted two of the little girls.