December 14, 2010
Book Review: Red in the Flower Bed
by Christina Weigand
This is a lovely story for children depicting interracial adoption through the use of metaphor and creative illustrations. Ms. Nepa has done an outstanding job of bringing the message of adoption, interracial or otherwise to the eyes of the children. Besides making them aware that such a thing exists, she also with her unique storytelling ability has explained and reassured those living in that situation along with those that live and play with them.
Adults and children are all well served to read this story and share it with others to get out the message of interracial adoption and all the good things that come with it. We are all flowers in God’s garden and tolerance and acceptance of all the flowers is a lesson that is well learned and Ms. Nepa very succinctly teaches the lesson with this book.
Ms. Nepa gets a five star rating from this reader.