Dawn W. Majewski

Books by This Illustrator

Borya and the Burps: An Eastern European Adoption Story

Illustrated by: Dawn W. Majewski
Age Level: 3-6

Borya and six babies live in an orphanage. The Mamachkas take good care of them: they feed the babies, they change their diapers, and they sing to them at night. Borya likes this. Then one day, two people come to the orphanage to see Borya. They don't talk like the Mamachkas; he doesn't understand them. Then they take him away. What are these places? Who are these people? Where is he going? This adoption story captures a toddler's view of being adopted. (The Reading Tub)

Sam's Sister

Illustrated by: Dawn W. Majewski
Age Level: 6-9

"Rosa's mother explains to her that she is pregnant with a child for whom she can't provide. Instead, she knows of a couple who will 'help us take care of the baby.'…After the adoptive parents take the newborn home from the hospital, they stay in touch with his birth family, who eventually visit the baby. Rosa misses him, but she knows that, 'Sam is where he should be. And even though he doesn't live with Mommy and me, we will always be part of his family.'" — School Library Journal