Thirteen-year-old Lauren, a Korean-American adoptee, is tired of being called "slant" and "gook," and longs to have plastic surgery on her eyes, but when her father finds out about her wish--and a long-kept secret about her mother's death is revealed--Lauren starts to question some of her own assumptions.
Family Relationships; Racial Diversity; Adoption; Single parent; Family member death; Interracial; adopted teenager; adoptive father; interracial/transracial adoption; single father; death of a mother; interracial family
Korean American / White
adoptive single father
Children's Catalog Supplement to Nineteenth Edition, 2009 YALSA Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults, 2010 Bodies
self-confidence; plastic surgery; Korean Americans; self-acceptance; eyes; body issues; bullying; friendship; fitting in
Williams, Laura E., "Slant" (2008). Diverse Families. 531.