I love books and my kids love books – we read together every night and make very good use of our library cards. I’m determined to have books on our book shelf that help my kids understand the concept of adoption and help them find the words to understand it in an age appropriate way. I’m also a hundred per cent convinced that representation matters and that my kids need to be reading story books with characters that look like them and have hair like them.
I have reviewed some South African books written by local authors and I think that these are great buys for South African families:
How Many Ways Can You Say Hello by Refiloe Moahloli
The Lemon Tree by Katharine Graham
Below is a list of adoption-themed books compiled by Arise Cape Town and we’re working our way through this list too: