Red Thread Sisters

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Viking, 2012 - Juvenile Fiction - 236 pages
20 Reviews
A poignant and compelling story of friendship, family, and love

Wen has spent the first eleven years of her life at an orphanage in rural China, and the only person she would call family is her best friend, Shu Ling. When Wen is adopted by an American couple, she struggles to adjust to every part of her new life: having access to all the food and clothes she could want, going to school, being someone's daughter. But the hardest part of all is knowing that Shu Ling remains back at the orphanage, alone. Wen knows that her best friend deserves a family and a future, too. But finding a home for Shu Ling isn't easy, and time is running out . . .

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User Review  - Kim Tyo-Dickerson - Goodreads

Compelling portrayal of international older child adoption. Wen, newly adopted from China, is 11 years old and struggles to connect to her new family, her mom, dad and younger sister, who was also ... Read full review

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User Review  - Jonna VanWienen - Goodreads

This book tugged at my heart. The quest of a newly adopted older child to find a family for her best friend. It is a sweet story of family relationships, change, acceptance and hope. An amazing book to use to teach character empathy. I cried happy tears. Read full review

About the author (2012)

Carol Antoinette Peacock is the author of a number of picture books, including Mommy Far, Mommy Near and Pilgrim Cat. An adoptive mother of two daughters from China, she drew upon her own experiences to write Red Thread Sisters. Carol lives outside Boston, Massachusetts, where, besides being a writer, she's also a practicing psychologist.