Bringing Asha Home

Bringing Asha Home It s Rakhi the Hindu holiday special to brothers and sisters and Arun wishes he had a sister with whom to celebrate Soon it looks as if his wish will come true His parents are going to adopt a baby

  • Title: Bringing Asha Home
  • Author: Uma Krishnaswami
  • ISBN: 9781584302599
  • Page: 362
  • Format: Hardcover
  • It s Rakhi, the Hindu holiday special to brothers and sisters, and Arun wishes he had a sister with whom to celebrate Soon it looks as if his wish will come true His parents are going to adopt a baby girl named Asha She is coming all the way from India, where Arun s dad was born.The family prepares for Asha s arrival, not knowing it will be almost a year until they receIt s Rakhi, the Hindu holiday special to brothers and sisters, and Arun wishes he had a sister with whom to celebrate Soon it looks as if his wish will come true His parents are going to adopt a baby girl named Asha She is coming all the way from India, where Arun s dad was born.The family prepares for Asha s arrival, not knowing it will be almost a year until they receive governmental approval to bring Asha home Arun is impatient and struggles to accept the long delay, but as time passes he finds his own special ways to build a bond with his sister, who is still halfway around the world.With warmth and honesty, this tender story taps into the feelings of longing, love and joy that adoption brings to many families Readers will find reassurance knowing there is than one way to become part of a loving family.

    One thought on “Bringing Asha Home”

    1. Primarily focusing on a family's year long wait for their baby girl. Great for young children awaiting new siblings as the brother frustratingly waits and prepares for his new little sister. It's also an interracial couple, a white woman and Indian man, which is kind of rare in adoption books.

    2. Touching story of an adoption from another country. Paper airplanes are a symbolic thread that runs through the story.Very satisfying and touching read.

    3. Summary: This children’s book is centered around a family who is adopting a daughter. Arun is a little boy who has always wanted a sister. Luckily, his family is adopting one from India, named Asha. The family receives pictures of Asha and patiently waits for her. The book explains that it takes a long time to follow laws and fill out forms for adoption. Finally, Asha arrives in America and the family greets her in the airport. Arun is excited to have a little sister and cares for her so much. [...]

    4. Title: Bringing Asha HomeAuthor: Uma KrishnaswamiGenre: Realistic FictionPlot Summary: In this story there is a boy that really really wants a little sister. Then, one day his parents inform him that he is going to get a little sister. He is very happy, except it takes a really really long time for the sister to ever come home. This is because his parents are adopting this little girl, Asha, from India. In the United States when you want to adopt, you can sometimes wait a very long time because [...]

    5. Summary: This book is about a family of three adding another member to their family. The parents tell their son, Arun, that he is going to have a little sister. His parents went on to tell him that his sister will not be coming home from a hospital, but will be coming home from India. Arun was overjoyed by this exciting news. Unfortunately, the family hit a few bumps in the road during the adoption process. Arun was so antsy. He could not wait any longer to meet his little sister. He began makin [...]

    6. This fictional narrative is about an adoption process that a bi-racial Indian American family go on to adopt a baby girl from India. This story is told from the young son's perspective, named Arun. The process is exciting for Arun; yet, at times, it is painful for Arun and his family because of the long and exhausting process (ex. Preparing her room and baby-proofing the house, dealing with the disappointment of delays, making her paper airplanes, celebrating her first birthday with family and f [...]

    7. Bringing Asha Home is a picture book describing the adoption story of a bi-racial (Indian American) family who adopts a little baby girl from India. Arun anxiously awaits the arrival of his sister as the family prepares the house for her. Little does he know, it will take almost one year for the governmental approval and papers to go through allowing Asha to come to the United States. This informational storybook gives students a window into the sometimes long process of adoption cases in the Un [...]

    8. This is a story about an interracial family that is trying to adopt a baby girl from India. The plot is rich and hold the attention of the reader until the end. There is a very wonderful ending that leaves the reader content. The story is realistic and shows the struggles that every member of the family goes through during this process. The premise is that Arun wants a younger sister to celebrate rakhi with and how at the end of the year he finally gets one. Arun's father is an Indian American a [...]

    9. This story focuses on Arun as he, sometimes impatiently, waits for his new baby sister to come home from India. This is a story of adoption seen through the eyes of an excited new sibling which does a great job at depicting the sometimes confusing and frustrating process that goes into adopting a new baby from a foreign country. Important themes that help to tie Arun and Asha's story together is the paper airplanes Arun creates throughout the story and the Hindu holiday, Rakhi, which is a holida [...]

    10. Bringing Asha Home was a good book that introduced the idea of adoption to it's young readers. A little boy anxiously awaits the arrival of his little sister who is coming from India. The book is fairly simple: the little boy waiting for his sister is impatient while the date keeps moving back. But the topic that it brings up for children is very important. This book would most likely be the first time most children hear about adoption and that children can be adopted from other countries. It ca [...]

    11. This was a beautiful story from a young boy waiting for his adopted sister to come home to live with them. He actively prepares for her but he becomes restless. He thinks of her in India hoping she is being cared for until his parents go and get her. Finally they set out for India."I sit on the step and drum my heels on the floor. I've been patient forever, I cry. I'm tired of being patient. Mom and Dad look at each other. I think they're tired too."

    12. Not all families have been made and created the same way, and students need to know that some kids come to families who will love them because they were not with mommies and daddies who loved them before. There are many kids who are adopted and i think that is something important kids need to learn and be aware of.

    13. AdoptionThis story is one about international adoption. The family has one son. They are trying to adopt a daughter from India. The book realistically shows the long time a family waits, even after they are approved for the adoption and know who their child is to be.A good story for grades K-3 in a discussion of adoption from other countries.

    14. It's lovely to see a brother caring so actively for a sister he'd not yet met. I'd not heard of the holiday of Rakhi before, and that made it even sweeter. Biracial children are becoming more and more common in picture books, but they're still rare enough that I'll comment on it.

    15. This one makes up for illustrations that are way too dark for my tastes and I think should probably be brighter for a children's book, with a really great story. It's nice to see a story about a biracial couple adopting.

    16. Touching - I love the special Hindu holiday that is just for siblings which I didn't know about! Really portrays the waiting part of adoption, and the love.

    17. Arun waits for his new baby sister to arrive from India. When she comes, she brings him a rakhi bracelet for the cultural celebration. Liked Arun as a character, and liked the illustrations very much

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