Title: All You Can Ever Know
Authors: Chung, Nicole
Genre: Non Fiction
Pages: 222
Year: 2018
Language: English
Description: Born to Korean immigrant parents, Nicole Chung was adopted as a baby by a white Christian family and raised as the only person of colour in their small Oregon town. After years of not feeling she belonged and then becoming pregnant for the first time, she realised it was time to find out more about her birth family and the circumstances of her adoption, not only for herself, but for her future children too.

Engaging and thoughtful, this memoir is a candid examination of the challenges of interracial adoption and the undeniable importance of knowing where you come from.

Comments from BDS Reviewers:

"Engaging. The introduction is particularly engaging and draws you in immediately."

"I felt it ended too soon. I wished we were able to learn the children's viewpoint."

"An eye-opener for many of us as we have no idea what it's like looking so different to your parents."

"I enjoyed the honesty and empathy."

"It's a very honest, balanced account of what it is like to be an adoptee who looks different from her family and friends."

"I liked the author's approach. There's no easy conclusion/solution or 'right or wrong' judgement."

"The author irritated me as I felt she didn't see or value the positives she had in her life."

"I found it an absorbing read. You certainly understand why she has a feeling that she doesn't really 'belong'."

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