April 2014 Book of the Month

The Mulberry Bird: An Adoption Story by Anne Braff Brodzinsky

The Mulberry Bird

In this classic of adoption literature, Mother Bird rises to meet the challenges of bringing up her baby bird against all odds and elements. When a storm scatters her nest, she is forced to think about how best to care for her precious baby bird, and faces the heart-breaking choice of either continuing to struggle on her own, or giving her baby to another family of birds, to look after him and care for him in their strong, secure nest. This beautifully illustrated book sensitively explores prevalent issues in the adoption debate, from the enduring force of a birth parent's love to the importance of nurturing an adoptive child in its new environment. The Mulberry Bird is an important and enduring tale of sacrifice, wisdom and love, and is ideal for reading aloud with young children in adoptive families, their siblings, in school and with support staff.

'This gentle story shows the struggle of first parents with the decision to place their child for adoption and offers a reassuring answer to every adopted child's question, "Why is there adoption and why was I adopted?" This book should be on every adopted child's shelf. It is deep and real - a true classic.' - Beth Hall, Director, PACT, USA

This book along with all previous books from our featured section can be borrowed from our library. For more information on this or any previous book please call us on 0131 553 5060 or email info@scottishadoption.org

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