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Outsiders Within: Writing on Transracial Adoption edited by Jane Jeong Trenka, Julia Chinyere Oparah and Sun Yung Shin [in Bloomsbury Review]

Outsiders Within“This book is a corrective action,” insist the three adoptee editors of this recent collection of essays and memoirs about growing up as a transracial adoptee. “Over the past fifty years, white adoptive parents, academics, psychiatrists, and social workers have dominated the literature on transracial adoption.” No more. These “largely unheard” voices are reclaiming their experiences in their own words, providing here “a counter-narrative to the dominant story, which has been about us [transracial adoptees], but not authored by us.” Fabulous find indeed.

Review: “In Celebration of Asian Pacific American Month: New & Notable Books,” The Bloomsbury Review, May/June 2007

Readers: Adult

Published: 2006


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