Red in the Flower Bed by Andrea Nepa
An Illustrated Children's Story about Interracial Adoption

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The journey of adoption is beautifully depicted with the comforting imagery of a poppy flower who is welcomed into a garden family. It is a charming story of "seeds" being planted in the perfect place - exactly where they belong. Children and adults will enjoy this simple yet meaningful story and homespun illustrations. The book's loving approach helps children to understand adoption. Andrea Nepa has captured the essence of adoption and family, and has illustrated it beautifully with images and poetry that even a small child can comprehend and enjoy.
 

About Andrea Nepa

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Andrea Nepa is the mother of an adopted Vietnamese daughter named Leah. In 2001, Adoptions from the Heart assisted with the international adoption. Andrea dedicated her book to her daughter: "For my dear Leah, whose journey in her young life has already taken her to far away and unexpected places." In 2006, Leah was diagnosed with cancer. She is currently in remission. Andrea lives with Leah and her husband, David, in Haddonfield, New Jersey. She is a registered dietician at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.
 
Published December 12, 2008 by Tribute Books. 28 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Children's Books.

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The wind picks up a lone poppy seed and blows it into a bed of mixed flowers where it thrives and blooms.

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