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.
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.
1. Adopted like me. 2. Moses. 3. John Lennon. 4. Marilyn Monroe. 5. Nelson Mandela. 6. Steve Jobs. 7. John James Audubon. 8. Aristotle. 9. George Washington Carver. 10. Fatima Whitbread. 11. Bo Diddley. 12. Edgar Allen Poe. 13. Tashunca-uitco (Crazy Horse). 14. J.R.R. Tolkein. 15. Princess Xianzi of the Qing Dynasty. 16. Jean Jacque Rousseau. 17. Reverend Jesse Jackson. 18. Dave Thomas. 19. Sarah Saffian. 20. Arn Chorn-Pond. 21 Langston Hughes. 22. Conclusion. Further Reading.