By Mom2One

On Adoption

Kimchi and Calamari by Rose Kent
A 14-year-old Korean adoptee processes his family and heritage after being assigned a family heritage project, learning how to reconcile his Italian adopted family with his Korean birth family. While the adoptee in the story is Korean, most adoptees will relate to the issues he faces and works through.

Who Am I? And Other Questions of Adopted Kids by Charlene C. Giannetti
This book answers the questions honestly and encourages teens to talk to their parents about their feelings. It talks about birth parents, how some adoptees feel some thing is missings while others don’t, searching for birth parents, and knowing that your adoptive parents want to help.

On Korea

My Freedom Trip by Frances Park
Chapter book for elementary students about escaping from North Korea before the Korean War

Year of Impossible Goodbyes by Sook Nyul Choi
A chapter book for middle school students about life in Korea during the Japanese occupation through the eyes of 10-year-old Sookan.

Echoes of the White Giraffe by Sook Nyul Choi
A chapter book for middle school students picking up with Sookan’s life as a refugee in South Korea when she’s 15.

Gathering of Pearls by Sook Nyul Choi
A chapter book for middle school students detailing Sookan’s life as a college student in the U.S. in the mid-1950s.

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