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

Albom, Mitch, 1958- (author.).

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Coudersport Public Library.
  • 4 of 4 copies available at Potter-Tioga Library System. (Show)

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Coudersport Public Library 362.778 ALB (Text) 30183000945129 Adult Fiction Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780062952394
  • ISBN: 0062952390
  • Physical Description: 243 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2019]

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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.
Subject: Jeune, Chika, 2010-2017.
Albom, Mitch, 1958-
Orphans > Haiti > Biography.
Brain > Cancer.
Cancer in children.
Families.
Genre: Biographies.
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