Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Random Links

OK, these feel like REALLY random links, but really interesting and worth sharing, I think!

Third graders asked "What is an Illegal Alien?" A school assignment that asks third graders this multiple-choice question:
What does the U.S. do with illegal aliens?

A. The U.S. puts them to work in the army.

B. The U.S. shoots them into outer space.

C. The U.S. puts them to death.

D. The U.S. sends them back where they came from.
A crying shame:  China's lost baby girls, an interview with Xinran about her book, Message from an Unknown Chinese Mother, recently published in Canada (still not in the U.S., drat it!).

Vinzetta's lifelong search reaches touching end, a search and reunion story that touches on closed records as well.

The great mother who revives an ill-fated boy, the story of a Vietnamese woman who adopted an abandoned baby who lost a leg and genitals to a wild animal before he was found, and her efforts to get him reconstructive surgery.

The kids aren't all right when gay parents can't have both their names on an adopted child's birth certificate, says the Texas Observer.

Ted Nugent tracks down adopted lovechild.  Not much more to say!


Truly Blessed said...


I purchased a copy of Xinran's book, Message from an Unknown Chinese Mother, on months ago, so it has been available in the US for a while.

It's a difficult, but very important read, imho!


Jonalyn said...

I also purchased Xinran's book (I have two others of hers as well ... great reads!) a while ago ... though I believe mine came from Canada. But yeah, had to purchase online.

Wendy said...

I purchased mine last year on Amazon as well.

Sharon said...

Xiran's book has been republished in the US by Scribner this month, I believe...

malinda said...

Thanks, all, for the head's up about the availability of Xinran's book -- I missed that it came out here, and now have it ordered!!!!!