Michelle Shapiro

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Rebecca's Journey Home

Illustrated by: Michelle Shapiro
Age Level: 6-9

"Sugarman, who has an adopted daughter from Vietnam, draws on her experience to tell a moving story of a Jewish family and their baby girl 'who will always be Vietnamese and Jewish and American.' Much of the story is told from the viewpoint of the American siblings, Jacob and Gabriel, who see their mother leave for Vietnam, eagerly read her e-mails with photos, and hug their baby sister in welcome. The graphic-style pictures show the family bliss at home, the ritual of the baby's conversion to Judaism, and the ongoing celebration of her rich cross-cultural heritage." — Booklist