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The Resource Finding Chika : a little girl, an earthquake, and the making of a family, Mitch Albom, (large print)

Finding Chika : a little girl, an earthquake, and the making of a family, Mitch Albom, (large print)

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Finding Chika : a little girl, an earthquake, and the making of a family
Title
Finding Chika
Title remainder
a little girl, an earthquake, and the making of a family
Statement of responsibility
Mitch Albom
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Bestselling author Mitch Albom returns to nonfiction for the first time in more than a decade in this poignant memoir that celebrates Chika, a young Haitian orphan whose short life would forever change his heart. Chika Jeune was born three days before the devastating earthquake that decimated Haiti in 2010. She spent her infancy in a landscape of extreme poverty, and when her mother died giving birth to a baby brother, Chika was brought to The Have Faith Haiti Orphanage that Albom operates in Port Au Prince. With no children of their own, the forty-plus children who live, play, and go to school at the orphanage have become family to Mitch and his wife, Janine. Chika's arrival makes a quick impression. Brave and self-assured, even as a three-year-old, she delights the other kids and teachers. But at age five, Chika is suddenly diagnosed with something a doctor there says, "No one in Haiti can help you with." Mitch and Janine bring Chika to Detroit, hopeful that American medical care can soon return her to her homeland. Instead, Chika becomes a permanent part of their household, and their lives, as they embark on a two-year, around-the-world journey to find a cure. As Chika's boundless optimism and humor teach Mitch the joys of caring for a child, he learns that a relationship built on love, no matter what blows it takes, can never be lost. Told in hindsight, and through illuminating conversations with Chika herself, this is Albom at his most poignant and vulnerable. Finding Chika is a celebration of a girl, her adoptive guardians, and the incredible bond they formed{u2014}a devastatingly beautiful portrait of what it means to be a family, regardless of how it is made
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
YDX
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1958-
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Albom, Mitch
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Jeune, Chika
  • Albom, Mitch
  • Orphans
  • Families
Label
Finding Chika : a little girl, an earthquake, and the making of a family, Mitch Albom, (large print)
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Publication
Control code
on1125171194
Dimensions
20 cm
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
296 pages
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9780062965486
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Finding Chika : a little girl, an earthquake, and the making of a family, Mitch Albom, (large print)
Publication
Control code
on1125171194
Dimensions
20 cm
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
296 pages
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9780062965486
Other physical details
illustrations

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