December 25, 2010
Red in the Flower Bed, by Andrea Nepa
by C.F. Mathews
Red in the Flower Bed,written and illustrated by Andrea Nepa
Andrea Nepa dedicates this book to her adoptive Vietnamese daughter. She is writing about what she lives. Red in the Flower Bed is a delightful children’s book about interracial adoption. Adoption is always a pro-life message of hope and possibilities.
Nepa uses the concept of a flower garden to illustrate how those who are different from one another in some ways, can live and love together as a family. Though interracial families are not the average, this book shows that these families are beautiful and should be respected. Red in the Flower Bed can help an adopted child to appreciate the uniqueness of such a family and help the child to process his or her situation emotionally. Its a great book for any child, to learn to appreciate the beauty and dignity of interracial families and adoption. The illustrations are delicate and colorful.
Andrea Nepa lives in New Jersey and works as a dietitian at a children’s hospital. Here is her website:
Tribute Books is a 6 year-old publishing company, started byNicole Langan, a young entrepreneur from Pennsylvania. They accept new manuscripts-instructions are on the website. Topics and types of books include: children’s books, history, historical fiction, humor, photo books, poetry, reference, relationships, religion and sports. They also provide opportunities for fundraising. Here’s the link: