Finding Chika : a little girl, an earthquake, and the making of a family
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New York : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2019].
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Published
New York : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2019].
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243 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
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"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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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Albom, M. (2019). Finding Chika: a little girl, an earthquake, and the making of a family (First edition.). Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Albom, Mitch, 1958-. 2019. Finding Chika: A Little Girl, an Earthquake, and the Making of a Family. Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Albom, Mitch, 1958-. Finding Chika: A Little Girl, an Earthquake, and the Making of a Family Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2019.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Albom, Mitch. Finding Chika: A Little Girl, an Earthquake, and the Making of a Family First edition., Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2019.

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