Synopses & Reviews
A mother makes the long journey to China to see her new baby for the first time. When Shu-li is born, her parents wrap her in a blanket and take her to town. The government says that a family is allowed to have only one child. So they lay Shu-li on the ground beneath a bridge. On her blanket they pin a note that reads THIS IS OUR SHU-LI. PLEASE TAKE CARE OF HER. NO ROOM FOR GIRLS. Fortunately, Shu-li is found and taken to an orphanage. Meanwhile, on the other side of the world, a husband and wife in North America hope to adopt a baby from China.
"Beautiful double-page watercolor paintings." --Booklist
"[The] handling of the harsh reality of the abandonment of baby girls in China is both accurate and sensitive." --School Library Journal
About the Author
Marion Coste is the author of four nonfiction picture books about native Hawaiian species: Nene (Hawaiian goose), Honu (Hawaiian green sea turtle), Kolea (Pacific golden plover), and The Hawaiian Bat. She lives in Aiea, Hawaii.
Yong Chen is the illustrator of Miz Fannie Mae's Fine New Easter Hat by Melissa Milich, Starfish Summer by Ona Gritz-Gilbert, and Swimming with Sharks by Twig C. George. Born in China, he lives in Nashua, New Hampshire.