Yafi's Family: an Ethiopian boy's journey of love, loss and adoption

by Linda Pettitt

Other authorsJan Spivey Gilchrist (Illustrator), Sharon Darrow (Editor)
Hardcover, 2010





Amharic Kids (2010), Edition: 1st, 32 pages


Yafi's family recalls his adoption from Ethiopia with stories, memories, and photographs.

User reviews

LibraryThing member brittanynicoleb
Yafi's Family tells the story of a little boy from Ethiopia name Yafi. Yafi is adopted by an American family who talks to Yafi about his adoption. The story tells of Yafi's family in Ethiopia and of his Ethiopian mother's death. Because of Yafi's mother passing away he goes to live with his grandma Elsa. Elsa is unable to take care of Yafi and sends him to an orphanage. Yafi's new family explains to him their love for him and how they will always love and care for him.

Personal Reaction:
Yafi's Family is a very heartwarming story. My father is adopted and is so thankful for his family. I love how the story shows honesty and truth about adoption. The book does a wonderful job of teaching love, loss, and adoption to children.

Classroom Extension Ideas:
Yafi's Family would be a great book to use for an elementary classroom. It allows for children to understand adoption and culture from another country. The book teaches valuable lessons of love and loss, which is something I believe every person experiences in life.
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LibraryThing member Sullywriter
Appealing, pleasant adoption story.


Original language


Physical description

32 p.; 8.75 inches


0979748143 / 9780979748141


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