Adopted Like Me My Book of Adopted Heroes by Ann Angel


Adopted Like Me My Book of Adopted Heroes by Ann Angel

Hi - I'm Max, and I'm adopted. You may not know this but many famous and inspirational people were adopted too. Adopted Like Me introduces you to great musicians like Bo Diddley, politicians like Nelson Mandela, and stars like Marilyn Monroe. Meet these along with inventors, athletes, and a princess skilled in judo and fencing - all of them adopted like me. Read about these adoptees and you'll see that you can grow up to be just about anything you want to be! Fully illustrated in color, this book is for children aged 8+ who have been adopted, their parents, teachers and siblings.


A wonderfully creative, informative, and ultimately empowering book for adopted children and their families. Aristotle, Nelson Mandela, Steve Jobs -- I'm honored to be included in such a varied and illustrious collection of adoptees! -- Sarah Saffian, author of Ithaka: A Daughter's Memoir of Being Found Adopted Like Me is a great book that expands what adopted means to include relative/kinship care and guardianships as well as traditional adoption. It will be a great starting point for discussing adoption in families and will help children and youth to understand that no matter how they joined their families, they are loved and cherished. Ann Angel has both deepened our understanding of adoption and shown what a diverse mix of people have shaped our world. This is not only a family lesson -- it is also a great history lesson of the good that happens when people are loved. -- Colleen Ellingson, CEO, Coalition for Children, Youth & Families, USA Adopted Like Me is brilliant! It taps into the ideas and imagination of all children to boost self-esteem and show that if you want to, you can be anything you want to be. I thoroughly recommend this book -- it's an excellent way to start conversations about adoption and will inspire and excite adopted children of all ages. -- Maryam Lane, Adoptive Parent In this book Max introduces himself as being adopted and explains what this means to him. He then shares details of 19 famous people who were adopted... There is a page telling each person's story, together with a full-page illustration... This book is informative and can be used as an aid to discussing people who have been adopted and became successful. Juno Magazine, Summer 2014

About the Author

Ann Angel is an adoptive mother of four culturally mixed grown children. She is an Associate Professor of English at Mount Mary College, Wisconsin, USA and has authored and edited several children's books in the past including Silent Embrace, Perspectives on Birth and Adoption (Catalyst Book Press). She lives in Wisconsin, USA. Marc Thomas is an illustrator and painter based in Oregon. He studied Fine Art at The Academy of Arts College, San Francisco and has exhibited his work in various small galleries, clubs and cafes. Together with Jennifer Elder he illustrated Different Like Me and Autistic Planet, both published by Jessica Kingsley Publishers.

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48 pages


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Publication date

15th September 2013



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