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The Resource All you can ever know : a memoir, Nicole Chung

All you can ever know : a memoir, Nicole Chung

Label
All you can ever know : a memoir
Title
All you can ever know
Title remainder
a memoir
Statement of responsibility
Nicole Chung
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Nicole Chung was born severely premature, placed for adoption by her Korean parents, and raised by a white family in a sheltered Oregon town. She was told 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 Nicole grew up facing prejudice her adoptive family couldn't see, and wondered if the story she'd been told was the whole truth. Here Chung tells of her search for the people who gave her up, and chronicles the repercussions of unearthing painful family secrets. -- adapted from jacket
  • "What does it mean to lose your roots -- within your culture, within your family -- and what happens when you find them? 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. With warmth, candor, and startling insight, Nicole Chung tells of her search for the people who gave her up, which coincided with the birth of her own child. [This book] is a profound, moving chronicle of surprising connections and the repercussions of unearthing painful family secrets -- vital reading for anyone who has ever struggled to figure out where they belong."--Dust jacket
Summary
A Korean adoptee who grew up with a white family in Oregon discusses her journey to find her identity as an Asian American woman and a writer after becoming curious about her true origins
Tone
Writing style
Award
Library Journal Best Books, 2018.
Awards note
A Junior Library Guild selection (JLG.)
Biography type
autobiography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10734833
Cataloging source
YDX
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Chung, Nicole
Dewey number
B
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Chung, Nicole
  • Asian Americans
  • Adoption
  • Adopted children
  • Adopted children
  • Interracial adoption
  • Race awareness in children
Target audience
adult
Label
All you can ever know : a memoir, Nicole Chung
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000064529353
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
225 pages
Isbn
9781936787975
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2018938840
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)1026641365
Label
All you can ever know : a memoir, Nicole Chung
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000064529353
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
225 pages
Isbn
9781936787975
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2018938840
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)1026641365

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