Thursday, December 1, 2011

Motherbridge of Love

Barefoot Books is currently running a sale on several of their Travel the World titles - there are some really great deals to be had, so go over and check it out!  This sale runs through Monday December 5th. 

One book that is currently on sale is Motherbridge of Love - a very nice addition to your library if you are looking for books that address adoption issues.

Mother Bridge of Love is a charity founded by a Chinese author and journalist who has made it her mission to create a bridge of understanding between the Chinese birth culture and the Western adoptive culture of adopted kids.  This book is based on an anonymous poem that was written for the charity, with beautiful illustrations by Josee Masse.  Royalties from the book are donated to the charity to help them continue their work.

Once there were two women
who never knew each other.
One you do not know.
The other you call Mother.

Two different lives shaped to make you one.
One became your guiding star;
the other became your sun.

The first gave you a need for love;
the second was there to give it.

One gave you a body, the other taught you games.
One gave you a talent.  The other taught you aims.

I have to admit that this is not my favorite book to read...I am not a super sentimental person, and Motherbridge of Love is just a little too sappy for my tastes.  But my daughter enjoys it, and any book that shows another little girl with two mothers - one she knows, one she doesn't remember - is a book that I want to have around.  

Motherbridge of Love is a sturdy hardcover book with a dust jacket, made to last through years and years of reading.  It is normally $16.99 but is on sale for $13.49 from now through Monday December 5th.  Add a copy to your library now, or give one to an adopted child on your gift list.  

Remember that you can use your discount code from entering the Global Giveaway contest until the end of the year to receive 30% off your order (but you can only use it once!), and that you will receive free shipping on all orders over $60.  See more Travel the World titles on sale here!

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