Wednesday, November 24, 2021

Dumplings Mean Family by Jennifer Shaw - Book Tour + Giveaway

Join Us for This Tour from November 15 to November 30

Book Details:

Book TitleDumplings Mean Family by Jennifer Shaw
Category Children's Non-Fiction (Ages 3-7), 32 pages
Genre: Children's Picture Book
Publisher:  This Side Up LLC
Release Date: May 2021
Tour dates: November 15 to November 30
Content Rating:  G.



Book Description:

Telly Award -winning artist Jennifer Shaw's new children's book, “Dumplings Mean Family,” is told from her son Ethan’s perspective as he shares what it was like to join their family after his adoption.

“When Ethan and his siblings are adopted from China to the United States, everything seems so strange and different. Their new American family doesn't even know how to make Chinese food! The children are worried. Will they ever get to eat their favorite meals again? For Ethan's family, embracing two cultures means learning to fold and pinch their way to dumplings that taste like home.”

Truly a family project, Jennifer’s oldest daughter, Rinnah, served as illustrator for this heartwarming book celebrating the truth that families can be strong and united when they commit to loving each other for who they truly are. As Ethan says, “We may be different in some ways, but we are one family!”

Dumplings Mean Family

Guest Post

I have so many people ask me questions about adoption, and international adoption, specifically. Here are a couple of concerns that often come up when I talk with couples considering adoption:

 It's really expensive, but it also isn't. This is probably the number one concern I hear from people. For our family, we were able to get grants through my husband's company, and between those and a few other grants we applied for, plus the tax credits available for adoption expenses (both federal and state), we were able to cover nearly all our expenses. We are a normal family, and the expense of adoption can be stressful, but with planning, it is achievable. 

 The need is great. But so are the kids.  There are thousands and thousands of waiting children. A "waiting child" is a term for a child who is paper ready and waiting for a family. They are usually harder to place for a number of reasons. The two most common factors are their age and their medical status. They might also be part of a larger sibling group. So often, I feel like people don't even see these kids or give them a chance, but they are just kids. They didn't do anything to be in the situation they are in. My children are incredible, and have all the value, and worth, and potential of any other kid.  My kids' first year with us was difficult, I'm not going to lie, and many times I wondered if it was a mistake. But looking back, it's also the best thing we've ever done. I hate to think we might have missed it because we were afraid.


Meet the Author:

Jennifer Shaw is a Telly Award-winning singer/songwriter, author, speaker, and five-time Top 40 Billboard artist. Her work has been featured by Focus on the Family, Insight for Living, Family Life Today, Compassion International, Autism Speaks, and many more. Her book, “Life Not Typical: How Special Needs Parenting Changed My Faith and My Song,” has brought national attention to the issue of Sensory Processing Disorder. She lives in Columbus, Ohio with her husband, six busy kids, and two crazy dogs.

connect with the author: website ~ twitter ~ facebook ~ instagram
Tour Schedule:

Nov 15 – Working Mommy Journal – book spotlight / giveaway
Nov 15 - Cover Lover Book Review – book spotlight / author interview / giveaway
Nov 16 – Locks, Hooks and Books – book spotlight / guest post / spotlight
Nov 17 – Splashes of Joy – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
Nov 18 – A Mama's Corner of the World – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
Nov 19 – Triquetra Reviews – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
Nov 22 – Kam's Place – book spotlight
Nov 23 – Gina Rae Mitchell – book spotlight / author interview / giveaway
Nov 23 - Captive Dreams Window - book spotlight / giveaway
Nov 24 – Jazzy Book Reviews – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
Nov 24 - Westveil Publishing – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
Nov 26 – Pick a Good Book – book spotlight / author interview / giveaway
Nov 26 - Lisa's Reading – book spotlight / giveaway
Nov 29 – Rockin' Book Reviews – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
Nov 29 - The Phantom Paragrapher – book spotlight / giveaway
Nov 30 – Literary Flits – book spotlight / giveaway

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