Finding Chika: A Little Girl, an Earthquake, and the Making of a Family

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  • Hardcover
  • 256 pages
  • Finding Chika: A Little Girl, an Earthquake, and the Making of a Family
  • Mitch Albom
  • English
  • 24 February 2017
  • 0062952390

About the Author: Mitch Albom

Mitchell David Albom is an author, journalist, screenwriter, playwright, radio and television broadcaster and musician His books have collectively sold over 35 million copies worldwide have been published in forty one territories and in forty two languages around the world and have been made into Emmy Award winning and critically acclaimed television movies.


Finding Chika: A Little Girl, an Earthquake, and the Making of a FamilyBestselling author Mitch Albom returns to nonfiction for the first time in 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. Best Read [ Finding Chika: A Little Girl, an Earthquake, and the Making of a Family ] author [ Mitch Albom ] For Kindle ePUB or eBook – passionbusiness.co.uk

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10 thoughts on “Finding Chika: A Little Girl, an Earthquake, and the Making of a Family

  1. Kloe says:

    Mitch Albom is going to have a new book and no one here except me on goodreads is hyped for it

  2. Linden says:

    Author Mitch Albom and his wife Janine run an orphanage in Haiti, and they received a call that one of their favorite children, 5 year old Chika, had something very wrong The only MRI machine in Haiti identified a brain mass, so they brought Chika to Michigan to see if they could get treatment for her She had a rare incurable brain tumor which attacks young children, but they tried everything, including extended stays in Germany for an experimental treatment The book was very thought provokin Author Mitch Albom and his wife Janine run an orphanage in Haiti, and they received a call that one of their favorite children, 5 year old Chika, had something very wrong The only MRI machine in Haiti identified a brain mass, so they brought Chika to Michigan to see if they could get treatment for her She had a rare incurable brain tumor which attacks young children, but they tried everything, including extended stays in Germany for an experimental trea...

  3. Kim Fox says:

    So many feelings about this book I knew after the first chapter that I would not be able to put it down I finished it in just under six hours The way mitchalbom tells a story ,is what propelled me through this book And this one will resonate with everyone I don t like to write a synopsis in my reviews, so I will just say this You will learn something about yourself when you read this book It will ...

  4. Jec says:

    Thank you so much to NETGALLEY for providing me with this most wonderful book.This is a touching tribute to a child who capture the heart and soul of author Mitch Albom and his wife Janine You will laughyou will crybut you will never forget the story of this very special family Mr Albom is honest and pulls no punches in his feelings and experiences in relating the story of how their little family came to be The story is told in a very unique manner which makes this book a j Thank you so much to NETGALLEY for providing me with this ...

  5. Elizabeth says:

    Thanks to HarperCollins Publishers and NetGalley for an Advance Reader Copy in exchange for my honest review.Touching tribute to Chitka, whom the author and his wife rescued from a Haitian orphanage so she could receive better medical care in the United States I loved Chitka s spirit I will think of her when things are tough I was a bit confused at times if the author was imagining Chitka s presence or if they were true memories My favorite book by this author remains Tuesdays wi Thanks to HarperCollins Publishers and NetGalley for an Advance Reader Copy in exchange for my hones...

  6. Chris says:

    There s hardly a writer around who tugs at the heart like Mitch Albom He jettisoned into fame with Tuesdays with Morrie, 1997 After a string of stirring titles, Mitch shines again with Finding Chika, a Little Girl, and Earthquake, and the Making of a Family, a slim memoir about a Haitian orphan Mitch and his wife Janine take in.Unable to have children, the Albom s new family of three sadly isn t long lived Chika died of a brain tumor at age seven, two years after Albom took her fro There s hardly a writer around who tugs at the heart like Mitch Albom He jettisoned into fame with Tuesdays with Morrie, 1997 After a string of stirring titles, Mitch shines again with Finding Chika, a L...

  7. Jena Henry says:

    I am blessed to have had the opportunity to read this book prior to its release on November 5, 2019 To all the fans of Mitch Albom, and who isn t a fan his books have collectively soldthan 40 million copies I can assure you that this non fiction book is Mr Albom at his best The book is subtitled a little girl, an earthquake and the making of a family The little girl is Chika, a three year old child who was orphaned in the devastating earthquake in Haiti in 2010 As a result, Chika c I am blessed to have had the opportunity to read this book prior to its release on November 5, 2019 To all the fans of Mitch Albom, and who isn t a fan his books have collectively soldthan 40 million copies I can assure you that this non fiction book is Mr Albom at his best The book is subtitled a little girl, an earthquake and the making of a family The little girl is Chika, a three year old child who was orphaned in the devastating earthquake in Haiti in 2010 As a result, Chika came to live in the Haitian orphanage run by the author Though she be but little, she is fierce Chika s vibrant and assertive personality made her a favorite When she was five, she developed some devastating symptoms and so Mr Albom brought...

  8. Wendy says:

    Definitely writing this with tears in my eyes As a huge fan of Tuesdays with Morrie, I knew I needed Mitch Albom s first non fiction inthan a decade Chika Jeune was born three days before the devastating earthquake that hit Haiti in 2010 Her mom passed away after giving birth to her baby brother, so she was brought to the orphanage that Mitch Albom operates in Port au Prince When Chika is diagnosed with DIPG at five something no one in Haiti can help you with , Mitch and his wife Ja Definitely writing this with tears in my eyes As a huge fan of Tuesdays with Morrie, I knew I needed Mitch Albom s first non fiction inthan a decade Chika Jeune was born three days before the devastating earthquake that hit Haiti in 2010 Her mom passed away after giving birth to her baby brother, so she was brought to the orphanage that Mitch Albom operates in Port au Prince When Chika is diagnosed with DIPG at five something no one in Haiti can help you with , Mitch and his wife Janine bring her to Detroit in hope of finding a cure Mitch writes about the two years they had together racing to find a cure and they bond they form with the special little girl named Chika.This story is SO incredibly beautiful and heartbreaking the last few chapters are tough to read You can feel the honesty and vulnerability through his words As a parent, I cannot even imagine the pain...

  9. Krystal says:

    Special thank you to Harper Collins for gifting me with this ARC in exchange for my honest review I was sent this novel as a result of winning a Goodreads giveaway Mitch Albom is no stranger to the best seller lists, and certainly takes the literary world by storm with each book he releases Finding Chika will be no different with its release in November.This is the heart warming story o Special thank you to Harper Collins for gifting me with this ARC in exchange for my honest review I was sent this novel as a result of winning a Goodreads giveaway Mitch Albom is no stranger to the best seller lists, and certainly takes the literary world by storm with each book he releases Finding Chika will be no different with its release in November.This is the heart warming story of Chika Jeune, a Haitian orphan born just a few short days before the devastating earthquake of 2010 Following the death of her mother,...

  10. Meghan says:

    This book was received as an ARC from HarperCollins Publishers in exchange for an honest review Opinions and thoughts expressed in this review are completely my own.I have always been a Mitch Albom fan from his sportscasting to his books such as Tuesdays with Morrie and The Five People You Meet In Heaven This book made me an even bigger fan of him because it showed his loving vulnerable side and how much love he has in his heart for taking care of Chika This book is a prime exampl This book was received as an ARC from HarperCollins Publishers in exchange for an honest review Opinions and thoughts expressed in this review are completely my own.I have always been a Mitch Albom fan from his sportscasting to his books such as Tuesdays with Mo...