Archive for April, 2021

New Children’s Book!

Wednesday, April 14th, 2021

The front cover of our new children’s book!

I’ve been hinting at my new project on social media, but we can finally announce it:

And…it’s a children’s book! I couldn’t be more thrilled to tell you that we are releasing a new children’s book called “Dumplings Mean Family!”

“When Ethan and his siblings are adopted from China to the United States, everything seems so strange and different. Their new American family doesn’t even know how to make Chinese food! The children are worried. Will they ever get to eat their favorite meals again? For Ethan’s family, embracing two cultures means learning to fold and pinch their way to dumplings that taste like home.”

Authored by Jennifer Shaw, illustrated by Rinnah Shaw, and partered with Madison Adoption Associates and Compassion International, we are thrilled to share the book trailer here!

This is a project that was literally made possible by Covid – all that downtime gave me the space to work on it, and even though I would have never chosen this downtime, it’s lovely to see God bring something tangible out of it. We are thrilled with the response already, and will keep you updated!

We also have a new website specifically for the book at