A colleague of mine has published a book that I think may be of interest to public and school libraries.  Below are details and contact information.



Louise McGillis

Associate University Librarian

Grenfell College, MUN, NL



An Adoption Alphabet


A book about adoption that is geared towards young children will help caregivers, family members and educators as they broach the subject with preschoolers and primary-aged children.


Sonya Corbin Dwyer, an associate professor of psychology at Sir Wilfred Grenfell College, Corner Brook’s campus of Memorial University of Newfoundland, is the author of An Adoption Alphabet, which she has created with photographer Dean Peckford. Her hope is that the book will help parents and others establish an atmosphere in which adoption is discussed openly, honestly, and naturally. Beautiful black and white portraits of children of all ages will help engage young listeners and readers. The text may provide a foundation for later elaboration as children get older.


Published by Benchmark Press, all proceeds from the sale of the book will be donated to the Children’s Bridge Foundation (http://www.cbfoundation.com/), a Canadian charity registered in 2003 by a group of adoptive parents; the foundation provides educational and developmental enrichment for orphaned and abandoned children. They have helped children in China, Vietnam, South Korea, Kazakhstan, India and Ethiopia.


Please direct inquiries to:

Sonya Corbin Dwyer

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709-637-6200 X 6454