The Great Call of China by Cynthea Liu
Born in China and raised by loving adoptive parents in Dallas, teenager Cece Charles is on her way to China for a summer anthropology program in Xi’an, home of the legendary terra-cotta warriors. But in addition to seeking potential college credits, Cece is determined to find some answers about her birthparents – especially, like many adoptees, about why she was originally given up for adoption. With the help of some resourceful new friends, Cece has the cultural – and personal – experiences of her life.
Tidbit: Most Asian adoptees and their families have probably long since found great resources to answer the difficult question of why. But for those who might still be searching for answers, be sure to check out Yeong & Yeong Book Company‘s heartwarming, well-researched, informative When You Were Born in Korea, When You Were Born in China, or When You Were Born in Vietnam. In fact, I found myself wanting to constantly crawl into the book’s pages and hand Cece a copy! Oh, and Yeong & Yeong was founded by the fabulous Brian Boyd, himself an adoptive father of two Korean-born daughters.
Readers: Middle Grade, Young Adult