Massachusetts Must Read Title: 17th Annual Mass Book Awards
*CBC/NCSS Notable Social Studies Trade Book*
*CCBC Choices Selection*
This warm, engaging story, which unfolds entirely through the conversation of two adopted sisters, was inspired by the author's own daughters, whom she overheard talking about how adoption made them "real sisters" even though they have different birth parents and do not look alike.
"I liked how they took care of one another in their pretend-play scenario about climbing a mountain," Lambert says, "and I loved how they also took care of one another's feelings as they talked about adoption. REAL SISTERS PRETEND captures these interactions perfectly and movingly.
- Told with simple words and playful illustrations, this book touches on the topics of adoption, two moms, and multiracial family life.
- Modern families can look very different from the nuclear families of yesteryear, but as Lambert says in the book's introduction, "No matter how a family comes to be, the most important thing is for everyone to feel loved, safe, and cared for." REAL SISTERS PRETEND is a great vehicle for sharing that love and reassurance.
Fountas & Pinnell Level L
|Publisher:||Tilbury House Publishers|
|Product dimensions:||9.10(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.40(d)|
|Age Range:||4 - 8 Years|
About the Author
NICOLE TADGELL'S illustrations have been featured in The Encyclopedia of Writing and Illustrating Children's Books and in numerous exhibitions. She has taught workshops and classes at the Worcester
Art Museum, the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, and at Society of
Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) conferences. Nicole also lectures at New England schools and colleges and demonstrates the picture book process in classrooms, libraries, and bookstores. Her award-winning children's books include Real Sisters Pretend, First Peas to the Table, In the Garden with Dr. Carver, Lucky
Beans, and Fatuma's New Cloth.