When We Become Ours
“An emotion-filled collection.” —Kirkus Reviews
Two teens take the stage and find their voice . . .
A girl learns about her heritage and begins to find her community . . .
A sister is haunted by the ghosts of loved ones lost . . .
There is no universal adoption experience, and no two adoptees have the same story. This anthology for teens edited by Shannon Gibney and Nicole Chung contains a wide range of powerful, poignant, and evocative stories in a variety of genres.
These tales from fifteen bestselling, acclaimed, and emerging adoptee authors genuinely and authentically reflect the complexity, breadth, and depth of adoptee experiences.
This groundbreaking collection centers what it’s like growing up as an adoptee. These are stories by adoptees, for adoptees, reclaiming their own narratives.
With stories by:
- Kelley Baker
- Nicole Chung
- Shannon Gibney
- Mark Oshiro
- MeMe Collier
- Susan Harness
- Meredith Ireland
- Mariama J. Lockington
- Lisa Nopachai
- Stefany Valentine
- Matthew Salesses
- Lisa Wool-Rim Sjöblom
- Eric Smith
- Jenny Heijun Wills
- Sun Yung Shin
- Foreword by Rebecca Carroll
- Afterword by JaeRan Kim, MSW, PhD
Sam and the Incredible African and American Food Fight
“Six-year-old Sam, with his Liberian dad and African American mom, finds a way to bring everyone in his cross-cultural family together at the dinner table.
“Caught in the middle of his family’s African and American food fight, Sam gets a little help from his grumbling stomach—and readers of this seriously funny book get a peek at cultures colliding in a family kitchen that work out in a very delicious way. Charly Palmer’s vibrant illustrations make this gentle lesson in getting along a visual feast as well.”
The Girl I Am, Was, and Never Will Be
“Talking with Shannon Gibney”
Where We Come From
“In this unique collaboration, four authors lyrically explore where they each come from—literally and metaphorically—as well as what unites all of us as humans.
“Richly layered illustrations connect past and present, making for an accessible and visually striking look at history, family, and identity.
“We come from stardust / our bodies made of ancient elements. / We come from single cells / evolving over billions of years. / We come from place, language, and spirit. / And each of us comes from story.”
Selected as a 2023 White Raven Book through the International Youth Library
What God Is Honored Here
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See No Color
Working Toward Racial Equity in First-Year Composition