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Date(s) - 10/26/2023
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm


Wednesday October 25th, 2023 @ 6:00PM – 7:00 PM

Join contributors Jenny Heijun Wills, Sun Yung Shin, and Shannon Gibney for the launch of When We Become Ours (HarperTeen, 2023), the first anthology of YA short stories about adoptees by adoptees. This event will take place on Wednesday, October 25th at 6:00pm, and will consist of a reading followed by discussion moderated by poet LM Brimmer, Q & A with the audience, and book signing.

**This is an in-person event. Masks are required in store. Social Distancing is encouraged.**

A Korean adoptee in high school in Toronto finds herself falling for the wrong suitor who could be her undoing…

In the near and alternate future in which dreaming is rare, and “professional dreamers” even rarer, a teen adoptee discovers she has a gift and examines its implications…

A mixed Black girl embarks on a quest to be as Black as possible in the eyes of her peers…

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.