We’ve added twenty-three thirty-four books published in 2021 and written by adoptees to the Adoptee Reading catalog! Here they are in one convenient list. (Did we miss one? Let us know here.)     Home is Where the Heart is: An AdoptionRead More →

We’re happy to share that Adoptee Reading now has a storefront on Bookshop.org. For those unfamiliar, Bookshop is a website launched earlier this year that exclusively sells books and shares all profits with independent bookstores throughout the United States. Adoptee Reading is participating in Bookshop’s affiliate program, which means weRead More →

To commemorate the end of the decade, Adoptee Reading has curated a list of 100 adoptee-authored books published between 2010 and 2019. This is not a comprehensive list; we were forced to leave out numerous additional titles in order to get down to a perfect one hundred. We’re excited andRead More →

            Edited 2/28/19: Since we published this post back in December 2018, we’ve discovered four additional books by adoptees that were published in 2018, bringing the total up to twenty-four! This has been a big year for adoptee literature. In 2018, we posted twenty twenty-fourRead More →

We’ve just added more books to the Adoptee Reading catalog. Check them out!   All You Can Ever Know: A Memoir by Nicole Chung Forthcoming October 2018. Available for pre-order. What does it mean to lose your roots―within your culture, within your family―and what happens when you find them? NicoleRead More →

Adoptee Reading has undergone a refresh. Now you can find more of the books you’re looking for directly from our home page. Come in and take a look around.Read More →

Karen Pickell, founder of Adoptee Reading, will join Haley Radke, host of the podcast Adoptees On, in moderating a pop-up book club to discuss the memoir An Affair with My Mother. Author Caitríona Palmer will join the discussion, which will take place April 3-30 via a closed Facebook group. Caitríona recentlyRead More →

We’ve added 4 titles to Adoptee Reading Resource this week!   YOUNG ADULT See No Color by Shannon Gibney (adoptee author)  FORTHCOMING 2015!   NONFICTION Cricket: Secret Child of a Sixties Supermodel by Susan Fedorko (adoptee author) My Father’s Daughter: A Story of Family and Belonging by Hannah Pool (adoptee author) Vietnamese.Adopted:Read More →

We’ve added 10 titles to Adoptee Reading Resource this week! CHILDREN’S Forever Fingerprints: An Amazing Discovery for Adopted Children by Sherrie Eldridge (adoptee author)   NONFICTION 20 Life-Transforming Choices Adoptees Need to Make by Sherrie Eldridge (adoptee author)  REVISED 2015 EDITION 20 Things Adoptive Parents Need to Succeed by Sherrie Eldridge (adoptee author)Read More →

We’ve added 11 titles to Adoptee Reading Resource this week!   NONFICTION Belief Is Its Own Kind of Truth, Maybe by Lori Jakiela (adoptee author)  FORTHCOMING 2015! Miss New York Has Everything by Lori Jakiela (adoptee author) My Grandfather Would Have Shot Me: A Black Woman Discovers Her Family’s Nazi Past by JenniferRead More →

We’ve added 8 titles to Adoptee Reading Resource this week!   NONFICTION The Book of Sarahs: A Family in Parts by Catherine E. McKinley (adoptee author) Indigo: In Search of the Color That Seduced the World by Catherine E. McKinley (adoptee author) Island of Bones: Essays by Joy Castro (adoptee author)Read More →

We’ve added 5 titles to Adoptee Reading Resource this week!   NONFICTION After the Morning Calm: Reflections of Korean Adoptees edited by Sook Wilkinson, PhD, and Nancy Fox (all-adoptee anthology) Before You Were Mine: Discovering Your Adopted Child’s Lifestory by Susan TeBos and Carissa Woodwyk (adoptee author) Parenting for Peace: Raising theRead More →

We’ve added 6 titles to Adoptee Reading Resource this week! (Actually, in the past two weeks, as we did not post an update last week.)   NONFICTION Bastards: A Memoir by Mary Anna King (adoptee author) FORTHCOMING 2015! A Legitimate Life: A Forbidden Journey of Self-Discovery by Melinda A. Warshaw (adoptee author)Read More →

See a book you like on Adoptee Reading Resource but don’t want to support Amazon? Now you can purchase books directly from your favorite independent bookstore via IndieBound, a tool designed by the American Booksellers Association to connect readers with local, independent retailers. Simply click on the blue “Shop IndieRead More →

We’ve added 14 titles to Adoptee Reading Resource this week! NONFICTION Ghost of Sangju: A Memoir of Reconciliation by Soojung Jo (adoptee author) FORTHCOMING 2015! She Named You Donna by Julie Kerton (adoptee author) NEW 2015 RELEASE! As I Lay Me Down to Sleep by Eileen Munro (adoptee author) with Carol McKay IfRead More →

Adoptee authors are releasing new books every month. Now you can see them all in one place! We’ve added a new menu option to list all recent and forthcoming titles. We’re adding a batch of new books to the site each week, so be sure to check back often!Read More →

We’ve added 10 titles to Adoptee Reading Resource this week!   In Their Own Voices: Transracial Adoptees Tell Their Stories by Rita J. Simon and Rhonda M. Roorda (adoptee author) In Their Parents’ Voices: Reflections on Raising Transracial Adoptees by Rita J. Simon and Rhonda M. Roorda (adoptee author) In TheirRead More →

We’ve added 11 titles to Adoptee Reading Resource this week!   The Fish Ladder: A Journey Upstream by Katharine Norbury (adoptee author) Toxic Mom Toolkit: Discovering a Happy Life Despite Toxic Parenting by Rayne Wolfe (adoptee author) Akin to the Truth: A Memoir of Adoption and Identity by Paige AdamsRead More →

An excerpt of the prologue, along with photos, from the forthcoming Ghost of Sangju: A Memoir of Reconciliation by Korean adoptee Soojung Jo is up now on the Gazillion Strong website. The book is due to be published by summer 2015.Read More →

A breathtaking excerpt from the forthcoming memoir The Fish Ladder: A Journey Upstream was recently published in The Guardian. Katharine Norbury embarks with her daughter, Evie, on a journey to find the source of the River Severn as well as her own source–the mother who relinquished her for adoption. Katharine has beenRead More →

The An-Ya Project is currently featuring a series of interviews with the authors of its latest adult-adoptee project, the anthology Dear Wonderful You. Scroll back through the posts on the An-Ya Project home page to read all the interviews posted so far.Read More →

Many thanks to everyone who has taken a look around here and also shared this site via social media. Suggestions for additional books to be added are already rolling in! Two kinds of books will be listed. First and foremost, we will list books written by adoptees. These don’t requireRead More →

We hope you’ll find this site useful for discovering adoptee literature. Please take a moment to look around and get your bearings. We recommend starting with the Overview and How To Use This Site pages. If you’d like to get in touch, visit the Suggestions or Contact page. And please helpRead More →