HarperTeen When We Become Ours
HarperTeen When We Become Ours

When We Become Ours

By Shannon Gibney


Publication Date: October 24, 2023

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Ages 14 And Up, Grades 9 And Up

A groundbreaking and must-read young adult fiction anthology written by adoptees of all backgrounds, for adoptees, that inclusively represents diverse experiences of youth adoptees, edited by award-winning authors Shannon Gibney and Nicole Chung. Includes a letter from the editors as well as a foreword by Rebecca Carroll and an afterword by JaeRan Kim. 

Two teens take the stage and find their voice . . .A girl learns about her heritage and begins to find her community . . .A sister is haunted by the ghosts of loved ones lost . . . There is no universal adoption experience, and no two adoptees have the same story. This anthology for teens edited by Shannon Gibney and Nicole Chung contains a wide range of powerful, poignant, and evocative stories in a variety of genres. These tales from fifteen bestselling, acclaimed, and emerging adoptee authors genuinely and authentically reflect the complexity, breadth, and depth of adoptee experiences.This groundbreaking collection centers what it’s like growing up as an adoptee. These are stories by adoptees—for adoptees, reclaiming their own narratives.

About the Author

Shannon Gibney is a writer, educator, activist, and the author of See No Color and Dream Country, young adult novels that won Minnesota Book Awards, as well the picture book Sam and the Incredible African and American Food Fight, and the memoir/novel The Girl I Am, Was, and Never Will Be: A Speculative Memoir of Transracial Adoption. She co-authored the children's picture book Where We Come From. Gibney teaches writing in the English department at Minneapolis College. Visit her on Instagram at @shannonelainegibney and Twitter @GibneyShannon.Nicole Chung is the author of a new memoir, A Living Remedy. Her bestselling first book, All You Can Ever Know, was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, a semifinalist for the PEN Open Book Award, an Indies Choice Honor Book, and an official Junior Library Guild crossover selection. Chung's writing has appeared in the New York Times Magazine, Time, GQ, The Guardian, Vulture, and Slate, among other publications. Visit her at Twitter and Instagram at @nicolesjchung.

Format: Hardcover

Length: 352 pages

Publisher: HarperTeen

Publication Date: October 24, 2023

ISBN: 9780063144408

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