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

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"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.

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Avon Free Library 362.778 ALB (Text)
Adult Nonfiction
52113300512421
Checked out
12/05/2019
This copy is new and can only be picked up at this library.
Bristol Library 362.7 ALB (Text)
Adult Nonfiction
52134300056631
Checked out
12/12/2019
This copy is new and can only be picked up at this library.
Clifton Springs Library 362.778 Alb (Text)
Adult Nonfiction
52115300374553
Checked out
11/30/2019
Geneva Public Library 921 ALBOM (Text)
Second Floor New Books
52118301014822
In process
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This copy is new and can only be picked up at this library.
Honeoye Public Library B JEUNE (Text)
New Adult Nonfiction
52120300379883
Checked out
12/09/2019
This copy is new and can only be picked up at this library.
Livonia Public Library BIO JEUNE (Text)
Adult New
52140300577765
Checked out
12/10/2019
This copy is new and can only be picked up at this library.
Lyons Public Library B JEUNE (Text)
Adult Nonfiction
52141300547113
Available
-
This copy is new and can only be picked up at this library.
Macedon Public Library BIO JEUNE (Text)
Adult Biography
52121300743326
Available
-
This copy is new and can only be picked up at this library.
Marion Public Library BIOGRAPHY CHIKA (Text)
Biographies
52122300043147
Checked out
12/10/2019
This copy is new and can only be picked up at this library.
Naples Library B JEUNE (Text)
Adult Biographies
52124300379976
Checked out
12/10/2019
This copy is new and can only be picked up at this library.
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