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BOOKS

Memoirs... children's books... anthologies... cookbooks... books on race and identity... history books... workbooks.. cultural collections... parenting advice... fiction... poetry... We could literally list thousands of relevant books here, but the list below is a good start. If you are new to reading about adoptees and their experiences, we encourage you to pick up a few of the books listed below. Then you can find more reading lists using the additional links provided.

Adoptee Voices and Perspectives
  • A Single Square Picture: A Korean Adoptee's Search for Her Roots by Katy Robinson
  • After the Morning Calm: reflections of Korean Adoptees by Dr. Sook Wilkinson and Nancy Fox, editors
  • Dear Wonderful You: Letters to Adopted and Foster Youth edited by Diane Rene Christian, Dr. Mei-Mei Akwai Ellerman
  • Flip the Script edited Diane Rene Chistian, Amanda H.L. Transue Woolston, Rosita Gonzalez
  • Fugitive Visions: An Adoptees Tell Their Stories by Rita J. Simon and Rhonda M. Roorda
  • Invisible Asians by Kim Park Nelson
  • Language of Blood by Jane Jeong Trenka
  • Lucky Girl by Me-Ling Hopgood
  • Outsider's Within: Writing on Transracial Adoption edited by Jane Jeong Trenka, sun Yung Shin, and Julia Chinyere Oparah
  • Voices from Another Place edited by Susan Soon-Keum Cox
Sites with more reading resources:
Also, check out these two books previously published by KAAN:
  • A Euro-American on Korean Tour at a Thai Restaurant in China by Chris Winston 
  • Pushing Up the Sky by Terra Trevor