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The Resource Finding Chika

Finding Chika

Label
Finding Chika
Title
Finding Chika
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Summary
"Mitch Albom has done it again with this moving memoir of love and loss. You can't help but fall for Chika. A page-turner that will no doubt become a classic." —Mary Karr, author of The Liars' Club and The Art of MemoirFrom the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Tuesdays With Morrie comes Mitch Albom's most personal story to date: an intimate and heartwarming memoir about what it means to be a family and the 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
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Albom, Mitch
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Biography & Autobiography
  • Family & Relationships
  • Religion & Spirituality
  • Nonfiction
Label
Finding Chika
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Publication
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OVERDRIVE:6f15f7ea-3a58-4b04-bdf7-072aa278abf6
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780062952417
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Finding Chika
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:6f15f7ea-3a58-4b04-bdf7-072aa278abf6
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780062952417
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

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      1095 Sixth Avenue, Marion, IA, 52302, US
      42.032284 -91.59893
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