At first Kyle was excited that his new adopted brother, Carter, would be moving in permanently. He couldnt wait to be a big brother. It wasnt long before he realized that being a big brother was not always fun. Maybe he didnt want to be a big brother after all. Can Mommy find a way to bring the two brothers together once and for all?
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About the Author
Katherine E. L. Norris (Ed.D.) was born in Bermuda but raised in Philadelphia where she attended the Philadelphia Public Schools. After college, she returned to teach in the Philadelphia School District where she taught for over 18 years. For the past ten years, she has been working at West Chester University as a professor of Early Childhood Education. Katherine has always had a love for literature, and although she has academic publications, this is her first children's book. Currently residing in Delaware, Katherine is the mother of two adult son's Aaron and Shaheed and a grandson Aamare.
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Building Brotherhood One Step at a Time based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Reviewed by Rosie Malezer for Readers' Favorite Building Brotherhood One Step at a Time is a children’s illustrated tale of sibling rivalry after adoption, written by Katherine E.L. Norris. Kyle is excited to have a new brother, but is soon jealous that he has to share with Carter. When Kyle starts yelling and makes Carter cry, their mother takes them to the forest and teaches them to cross a stream while holding a big stick in their hands. When one slips, the other helps him get back up. Mother explains that having a new brother is like crossing a stream with a big stick – very carefully, one step at a time. Although I was unsure what to expect from Katherine E. L. Norris’ story about the speed bumps paving the way through a new adoption, I quickly found myself not only nodding at the familiarity of sibling rivalry, but also smiling at the quick thinking of the mother in the story. Most families have silly reasons to bicker about one thing or another through jealousies, but there is an added reason for stress when one of the children is adopted. Although the child is very much a part of the family in every way, sometimes they do not always feel like they belong, and it takes some time for the adopted family member to realize that they are loved, accepted and cherished in every way, just as the other family members are. Insecurities play a big part in this but once they are overcome, the huge emotional hurdle involved becomes a thing of the past. Building Brotherhood One Step at a Time is not only well written, it is cleverly titled and I believe all adoptive families should read through the pages, enabling them to see the world not only through their own eyes, but also from the eyes of the adopted sibling/child. I very much enjoyed reading Building Brotherhood One Step at a Time and think it would do well in home libraries, school libraries and social services offices around the globe.