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

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

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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
Author
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--a devastatingly beautiful portrait of what it means to be a family, regardless of how it is made."--provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
NjBwBT
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1958-
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Albom, Mitch
Dewey number
  • 362.7/780097294
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
HV1061
LC item number
.A43 2019
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Jeune, Chika
  • Orphans
  • Families
  • Albom, Mitch
Label
Finding Chika : a little girl, an earthquake, and the making of a family, Mitch Albom
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Publication
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volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1124767909
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
243 pages
Isbn
9780062952394
Lccn
bl2019025255
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1124767909
Label
Finding Chika : a little girl, an earthquake, and the making of a family, Mitch Albom
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1124767909
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
243 pages
Isbn
9780062952394
Lccn
bl2019025255
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1124767909

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