You Don’t Know Me But I Know You pdf

You Don't Know Me But I Know You  pdf

Title: You Don’t Know Me But I Know You pdf

Author: Rebecca Barrow

Genre: ,Young Adult,Contemporary,Realistic Fiction,Fiction,Parenting,Adoption

Pages: 336 pages

You Don’t Know Me But I Know You pdf

There’s a box in the back of Audrey’s closet that she rarely thinks about.,Inside is a letter, seventeen years old, from a mother she’s never met, handed to her by the woman she’s called Mom her whole life.,Being adopted, though, is just one piece in the puzzle of Audrey’s life—the picture painstakingly put together by Audrey herself, consisting not only of the greatest family ever but of a snarky, loyal, sometimes infuriating best friend, Rose; a sweet, smart musician boyfriend, Julian; and a beloved camera that turns the most fleeting moments of her day-to-day routine into precious, permanent memories.,But when Audrey realizes that she’s pregnant, she feels something—a tightly sealed box in the closet corners of her heart—crack open, spilling her dormant fears and unanswered questions all over the life she loves.,Almost two decades ago, a girl in Audrey’s situation made a choice, one that started Audrey’s entire story. Now Audrey is paralyzed by her own what-ifs and terrified by the distance she feels growing between her and Rose. Down every possible path is a different unfamiliar version of her life, and as she weighs the options in her mind, she starts to wonder—what does it even mean to be Audrey Spencer?,Rebecca Barrow’s bright, honest debut novel about chance, choice, and unconditional love is a heartfelt testament to creating the future you truly want, one puzzle piece at a time.


Tin Men pdf

Tin Men  pdf

Title: Tin Men pdf

Author: Amalie Jahn

Genre: ,Science Fiction,Time Travel,Parenting,Adoption,Young Adult,Romance,Young Adult,Coming Of Age,Young Adult,Young Adult Romance,Death

Pages: 252 pages

Tin Men pdf

Charlie’s love for Brooke has grown in the years they’ve been together, but when his father dies in a tragic climbing accident, he discovers a well-hidden family secret which turns his life upside down and threatens to destroy his sense of self as well as his relationship with Brooke.,Although deep down Charlie always suspected his family wasn’t what it seemed, the truth of his adoption compels him to search for his birth mother. In the quest to find her, he realizes traveling to the past for the truth he seeks will jeopardize his relationship with the person he cherishes most in the world.,Brooke almost lost everything traveling back in time to save her brother. Will Charlie make the same mistake?


Keurium pdf

Keurium  pdf

Title: Keurium pdf

Author: J.S. Lee

Genre: ,Parenting,Adoption,Fiction,Race,Literature,21st Century

Pages: 368 pages

Keurium pdf

Shay Stone lies in a hospital bed, catatonic-dead to the world. Her family thinks it’s a ploy for attention. Doctors believe it’s the result of an undisclosed trauma. At the mercy of memories and visitations, Shay unearths secrets that may have led to her collapse. Will she remain paralyzed in denial? Or can she accept the unfathomable and break free?,KEURIUM threads through one adopted Korean American’s life of longing and letting go. On a quest for family, sanity, and survival, it challenges saviorism and forced gratitude. Woven through its heartbreaking fabric is a story of love and resilience.


Mixed Korean: Our Stories An Anthology pdf

Mixed Korean: Our Stories An Anthology  pdf

Title: Mixed Korean: Our Stories An Anthology pdf

Author: Cerrissa Kim (Editor),

Genre: ,Parenting,Adoption

Pages: 257 pages

Mixed Korean: Our Stories An Anthology pdf

“From the struggles of the Korean War, to the modern dilemmas faced by those who are mixed race, comes an assortment of stories that capture the essence of what it is to be a mixed Korean. With common themes of exclusion, and recollections of not looking Korean enough, black enough, white enough, or ‘other’ enough, this powerful collection features works by award-winning authors Alexander Chee, Michael Croley, and Heinz Insu Fenkl, alongside pieces composed by prominent writers, poets and scholars. Interwoven between the better known literary names, are the voices of newcomers with powerful memories that have never been captured before. Collectively, these stories will resonate with anyone who has ever stood on the outside of a group, longing for inclusion.”


All You Can Ever Know: A Memoir pdf

All You Can Ever Know: A Memoir  pdf

Title: All You Can Ever Know: A Memoir pdf

Author: Nicole Chung

Genre: ,Autobiography,Memoir,Nonfiction,Parenting,Adoption,Biography

Pages: 240 pages

All You Can Ever Know: A Memoir pdf

What does it mean to lose your roots—within your culture, within your family—and what happens when you find them?,Nicole Chung was born severely premature, placed for adoption by her Korean parents, and raised by a white family in a sheltered Oregon town. From early childhood, she heard the story of her adoption as a comforting, prepackaged myth. She believed that her biological parents had made the ultimate sacrifice in the hopes of giving her a better life; that forever feeling slightly out of place was simply her fate as a transracial adoptee. But as she grew up—facing prejudice her adoptive family couldn’t see, finding her identity as an Asian American and a writer, becoming ever more curious about where she came from—she wondered if the story she’d been told was the whole truth.,With warmth, candor, and startling insight, Chung tells of her search for the people who gave her up, which coincided with the birth of her own child. All You Can Ever Know is a profound, moving chronicle of surprising connections and the repercussions of unearthing painful family secrets—vital reading for anyone who has ever struggled to figure out where they belong.,Finalist, National Book Critics Circle Award for Autobiography / Longlisted for the PEN Open Book Award / Named a Best Book of the Year by The Washington Post, NPR, The Boston Globe, TIME, Newsday, Library Journal, BuzzFeed, Real Simple, Paste Magazine, Chicago Public Library, Seattle Public Library, Goodreads, Shelf Awareness, Electric Literature, and more


Hooper pdf

Hooper  pdf

Title: Hooper pdf

Author: Geoff Herbach

Genre: ,Sports,Sports,Young Adult,Realistic Fiction,Contemporary,Fiction,Sports,Basketball,Parenting,Adoption,Romance,Cultural,Childrens,Middle Grade

Pages: 326 pages

Hooper pdf

From Geoff Herbach, the critically acclaimed author of the Stupid Fast series, comes a compelling new YA novel about basketball, prejudice, privilege, and family, perfect for fans of Jordan Sonnenblick, Andrew Smith, and Matt de la Peña.,For Adam Reed, basketball is a passport. Adam’s basketball skills have taken him from an orphanage in Poland to a loving adoptive mother in Minnesota. When he’s tapped to play on a select AAU team along with some of the best players in the state, it just confirms that basketball is his ticket to the good life: to new friendships, to the girl of his dreams, to a better future.,But life is more complicated off the court. When an incident with the police threatens to break apart the bonds Adam’s finally formed after a lifetime of struggle, he must make an impossible choice between his new family and the sport that’s given him everything.


If Only pdf

If Only  pdf

Title: If Only pdf

Author: Jennifer Gilmore

Genre: ,Contemporary,Young Adult,Fiction,Realistic Fiction,Young Adult,Young Adult Contemporary,Parenting,Adoption

Pages: 288 pages

If Only pdf

Before:,When Bridget imagined her life at sixteen, it didn’t look like this. She didn’t think that her boyfriend would dump her for another girl. And she certainly didn’t think that she would be pregnant. With just a few months until she gives birth, Bridget must envision an entirely new future—one for her baby. But as she sifts through the many paths and the many people who want to parent her child, she can’t help but feel that there is no right decision.,After:,Ivy doesn’t know much about her birth mother. She knows that she is now the same age Bridget was when she placed Ivy for adoption. She knows that Bridget was the one who named her. And she knows that fifteen years ago Bridget disappeared from Ivy’s and her adoptive moms’ lives. Ivy wants to discover more about herself, but as she goes to find Bridget, she can’t help but feel that the risks might far outweigh the benefits of knowing where she comes from and why her birth mother chose to walk away.


Primal Wound pdf

Primal Wound  pdf

Title: Primal Wound pdf

Author: Ruth Francisco

Genre: ,Mystery,Parenting,Adoption


Primal Wound pdf

A young woman sets out to find her birthmother and uncovers a family saga of deceit, insanity, and murder. ,When Cicely Scott volunteers to be a kidney donor for her father, she is shocked to discover she was adopted. Suddenly she has lost herself, her history, her identity, her family. But she gains something else. She is free to become whomever she wants to be, informed neither by genetics nor family, but by her own set of ethics. Does that include the license to kill? ,Cicely leaves her privileged life in San Francisco to find her birthmother, a frumpy beautician, who lives with her family in rural New Hampshire. Cicely spies on them, insinuates herself into their lives, and befriends her half sister. But her birthmother is terrified when Cicely reveals herself. Why? ,Meanwhile, in San Francisco, Homicide Inspector Val Picard tries to track down the murderer of a young preschool teacher who worked with Cicely. Soon Cicely becomes a suspect. ,Lies and betrayal lead to the ultimate crime—murder. But who is at fault?


Until We All Come Home: A Harrowing Journey, a Mother’s Courage, a Race to Freedom pdf

Until We All Come Home: A Harrowing Journey, a Mother's Courage, a Race to Freedom  pdf

Title: Until We All Come Home: A Harrowing Journey, a Mother’s Courage, a Race to Freedom pdf

Author: Kim De Blecourt

Genre: ,Nonfiction,Parenting,Adoption,Autobiography,Memoir,Biography

Pages: 288 pages

Until We All Come Home: A Harrowing Journey, a Mother’s Courage, a Race to Freedom pdf

When Kim de Blecourt and her husband decided to adopt a child from Ukraine, they knew that the process might be challenging. Nothing, however, could have prepared de Blecourt for the twisted nightmare she would endure. During her year-long struggle to extricate her newly adopted little boy from that post-Soviet country’s corrupt social service and judicial systems, de Blecourt was insulted, physically assaulted, and arrested. Worse, her months of loneliness, worry, and fear drove her to the brink of spiritual despair. But God had no intention of abandoning de Blecourt or her family. Her amazing story-culminating in a spine-chilling race to freedom-offers dramatic proof that God’s light shines on even in the deepest darkness.


The Marvelous Journey Home pdf

The Marvelous Journey Home  pdf

Title: The Marvelous Journey Home pdf

Author: John M. Simmons

Genre: ,Fiction,Parenting,Adoption,Education

Pages: 382 pages

The Marvelous Journey Home pdf

Fictional novel based on the actual experiences of the author and his family’s journey through the Russian adoption process. The story is not only engaging and inspiring but also informs readers of the struggles many people face with international adoptions. The Marvelous Journey Home is the perfect blend of realism and invention. The reader is given unique insight into the perspectives of several players in the adoption process including adoptive parents, the children and adoption officials and supervisors. The story also carefully touches on another journey elusive to many, the journey of death. The author makes an enlightening association between the two journeys to help the reader better understand and accept death.