All You Can Ever Know

Title

All You Can Ever Know

Authors

Nicole Chung

Publisher

Catapult

Publication Year

2018

ISBN

9781936787975

Pages

240 pages

Genre

memoir

Format

full length

Item Type

Nonfiction

Annotation

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 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 hope of giving her a better life, that forever feeling slightly out of place was her fate as a transracial adoptee. But as Nicole grew up―facing prejudice her adoptive family couldn’t see, finding her identity as an Asian American and as a writer, becoming ever more curious about where she came from―she wondered if the story she’d been told was the whole truth.

Grade Level

9-12; Adult

Diversity Topics

Family Relationships; Racial Diversity; Adoption; Interracial; adopted adult; adoptive parents; international adoption; interracial family

Main Character

adult female

Race/Ethnicities

Asian (Korean) / White

Family Formation

adoptive mother and father

Keywords

premature birth; birth family; Oregon; stories; search angel; outsider; pregnancy; isolation

Diversity Impact

direct

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