Bringing Asha Home

People, Identity & Culture
Author(s):
Uma Krishnaswami, Jamel Akib
Age Group:
4-8
Publisher:
Lee & Low Books
ISBN:
978-1584302599
Year:
People, Identity & Culture

It's Rakhi, the Hindu holiday and Arun wishes he had a sister with whom to celebrate. Soon it looks as if his wish will come true; his parents are going to adopt a baby girl named Asha. She is coming all the way from India, where Arun's dad was born. The family prepares for Asha's arrival, not knowing it will be almost a year until they receive governmental approval. Arun is impatient for her arrival but as time passes he finds his own special ways to build a bond with his sister, who is still halfway around the world.

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