Wednesday, April 15, 2009

My Reading List

Okay, my sweet internet friend Emily asked me to send her my reading list, but I thought I'd just start a post where I keep track of it. This way I can add and subtract stuff, link to reviews I write, assign stars or whatever ratings system I decide on, etc. I'll add a link to this entry on the sidebar so folks can find it easily.

This is my starting place, a place to keep track of stuff. I'd love to get recommendations to add to the list. I'll do my best to review books once I've finished them or finished with them (as realistically I might put some aside without reading every word).

Infant Care
Happiest Baby on the Block(read - review forthcoming!)
What to Expect the First Year(have yet to purchase)
The Baby Book by Dr. Sears(have yet to purchase.)
Raising Adopted Children (in the pile)
Real Parents, Real Children(in the pile)
Adoption Nation(to get from library)
Attaching in Adoption(to get from library)

Transracial Adoption/Transracial Families
Inside Transracial Adoption(reading now..)
I'm Chocolate, You're Vanilla(to get from library)

Race/Racial Identity
Why are all the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?(to get from library)
Learning to Be White (to get from library)

This is what's on my radar screen at the moment. What's missing?


  1. thank you so much!!! :)
    i know we have a ways to go and i need something to do!! i look forward to your reviews!

  2. I love the Baby Book by Dr. Sears! And The Happiest Baby on the Block was SO helpful.

  3. I'll 2nd Sarah. My all time favorite baby book is "The Baby Book" by Dr. and Martha Sears. Any of the Sears books are good - also consider "The Attachment Parenting Book" and "The Vaccination Book" by them.

    As far as the Happiest Baby - it works!!! I taught my husband the 5 S's when we had Baby Bird, and in less than 5 minutes, he learned how to soothe a crying baby.

    I'm interested in reading some of those books you have on adoptive parenting. I'll be interested in your reviews - any in particular you heard great things about?

  4. I've only read one of these so far, I'm sorry to say, but we're still early in the process. "I'm Chocolate, You're Vanilla" was very well written and very eye opening. I definitely hope to get to a few more throughout the summer though. Thanks for posting this!

  5. The best book I read when my girl came home was Your Baby's First Year Week by Week. Much simpler then the What to Expect book for me which I only used as a resource when I had a question.
    Does Anybody Else Look Like me is one I'm getting ready to start.
    In Their Own voices is on my list and I'm going to add Inside Transracial Adoption.