Finding Chika by Mitch Albom, hidden by Book Fairies!

Book fairies searched for festive locations at which to hide Mitch Albom’s new paperback, Finding Chika! Were you lucky enough to find one?

As part of our Book Fairy Advent activity, book fairies hid plenty of copies of Finding Chika all around the UK!

About Mitch Albom:

Mitchell David Albom is an American author, journalist, and musician. His books have sold over 39 million copies worldwide. Having achieved national recognition for sports writing in his early career, he is perhaps best known for the inspirational stories and themes that weave through his books, plays, and films.

Have YOU read any of Mitch Albom’s other titles? They include The Five People You Meet In Heaven and Tuesdays with Morrie and all have an element of the autobiography in them. None more than Finding Chika, which is about Mitch’s own story around adopting his little one!

We’ve included the official ‘blurb’ for the book below so you can read more – as well as links to order it if it takes your fancy!

About the book:

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Tuesdays With Morrie comes Mitch Albom’s most personal story to date: an intimate and heartwarming memoir about what it means to be a family and the 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.

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.

Not lucky enough to find one?

Do not worry! You can find this book for sale at all good bookshops. If they are closed due to lockdown, head to this page to order Finding Chika by Mitch Albom. The website also supports independent UK bookshops!

Would you like to join The Book Fairies?

Anyone can be a book fairy! All you need is a pile of books (secondhand is fine!) that you want to pass on, some official book fairy stickers, maybe some pretty ribbon, and most importantly: the desire to share some kindness and joy with others!

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