“Motherbridge of Love” is an anonymously written Chinese poem that’s illustrated by Josee Massee. ItÂ links a child, a child’s birth mother and the child’s adoptive mother. The poem is lovely andÂ heart-filled andÂ shows the importance of both women in an adopted child’s life. Turned into a book in 2007, the story begins, “Two different lives shaped to make you one. One become your guiding star, the other became your sun.” Josee Massee uses soft, earth-tone watercolors to create a peaceful story. She connects the child’s lives by painting pictures of two mothers connected by a little girl.
Motherbridge of Love
Illustrated by Josee Massee
Marcia Maynard is a former teacher and reading specialist. She blogs about preschool activities at www.readandraise.com.