The Bluestocking Guide
December 3, 2010
Red in the Flower Bed
by Brooke Bonett
This little book helps children understand adoption, particularly interracial adoption. The story is about a little poppy seed that is sent away to grow and bloom away from it "mother" because it is better for the little seed.
It was a very cute story. I liked the message that having diversity in the family life is a good thing.
I don’t have any children of my own, but if I did I would definitely use this book to teach them about adoption, particularly if I was doing an interracial adoption or I know someone who was doing an interracial adoption. I think a child will be able to grasp the concepts in this book quite easily.
Actually even if you aren’t considering adoption, I think this is an excellent primer for teaching children that racial diversity is a good thing.
But that’s me.