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Brooks, John

Summary: "An award-winning, candid, and compelling story of an adoptive father's search for the truth about his teenage daughter's suicide: "Rarely have the subjects of suicide, adoption, adolescence, and parenting been explored so openly and honestly" (John Bateson, Former Executive Director, Contra Costa Crisis Center, and author of The Final Leap: Suicide on the Golden Gate Bridge). Early one Tuesday...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scribner 2016

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 920 BRO

Chung, Nicole

1 hold on 2 copies

Summary: "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...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Catapult 2018

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Adult, Call number: 921 CHU

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 CHUNG, NICOLE CHU

Stein, Deborah.

Summary: After discovering that she was born in a prison to a heroin-addicted mother, the author recalls her subsequent descent into drugs and crime and her recovery as she finds forgiveness and acceptance for both her real and adopted mothers."Even at twelve years old Deborah Jiang Stein, the adopted daughter of a progressive Jewish couple in Seattle, felt like an outsider. Her multiracial features set...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 STEIN, DEBORAH STE

Summary: The astonishing true story of three men who make the chance discovery, at the age of nineteen, that they are identical triplets, separated at birth and adopted to different parents. The trio's joyous reunion in 1980 catapults them to fame but it also sets in motion a chain of events that unearths an extraordinary and disturbing secret that goes far beyond their own lives, a secret that goes to...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Universal Pictures Home Entertainment 2018

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3 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC THR

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD MOVIE THR

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD THR

Lierow, Diane

Summary: "The story that captivated a nation: how a horribly neglected little girl was rescued by her loving adoptive parents. In July 2005, a six-year-old girl named Danielle was removed from her Florida home after authorities found her living in bug-ridden squalor, subjected to horrific neglect and so damaged by her own mother that recovery seemed hopeless. But hope was waiting for Dani and help. In...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Wiley 2011

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 LEIROW,DIANE LIE

Brierley, Saroo

Summary: "The miraculous and triumphant story of a young man who rediscovers not only his childhood life and home ... but an identity long-since left behind"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Center Point Large Print 2017

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1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP 921 BRIERLEY, SAROO BRI

Brierley, Saroo

Summary: "The miraculous and triumphant story of a young man who rediscovers not only his childhood life and home...but an identity long-since left behind"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: G.P. Putnam's Sons 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 BRIERLEY, SAROO BRI

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Adult, Call number: 921 Bri

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: B BRIERLEY BRI

Carroll, Linda.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Doubleday 2005

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 920 CAR

Lee, Julayne

Summary: A provocative and furious book about race, culture, identity and what it means to be an inter-country adoptee in America. Julayne Lee was born in South Korea to a mother she never knew. When she was an infant, she was adopted by a white Christian family in Minnesota, where she was sent to grow up. Not My White Savior is a memoir in poems, exploring what it is to be a transracial and...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Vireo Book/Rare Bird Books 2018

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1 available in Young Adult Non-fiction, Call number: YA 811 LEE

Lauck, Jennifer.

Summary: The author continues the story of her life, relating her journey into adulthood while confronting the demons of her traumatic childhood and considering the troubled soul of her brother Bryan.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Pocket Books 2001

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 979.033 LAU

Rhodes-Courter, Ashley

Summary: "Rhodes-Courter expands on life beyond the foster care system, the joys and heartbreak with a family she's created, and her efforts to make peace with her past"--Amazon.com.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Atheneum Books for Young Readers 2015

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in New Non-fiction, Call number: 921 RHO

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Young Adult Non-fiction, Call number: YA 921 RHO

Rhodes-Courter, Ashley

Summary: Ashley spent nine years in foster care after being taken away from her mother. She endured many caseworkers, moving from school to school and manipulative, humiliating and abusive treatment from one foster family. See how she survives and eventually thrives against the odds.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Atheneum 2008

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1 available in Young Adult Non-fiction, Call number: YA 921 RHO

Rhodes-Courter, Ashley

Summary: Ashley spent nine years in foster care after being taken away from her mother. She endured many caseworkers, moving from school to school and manipulative, humiliating and abusive treatment from one foster family. See how she survives and eventually thrives against the odds.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon Pulse 2009

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Adult, Call number: 362.73 Rho

Lifton, Betty Jean.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: McGraw Hill 1975

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 362.734 LIF

Greene, Melissa Fay.

Summary: Dispatches from the new front lines of parenthood from two-time National Book Award finalist Melissa Fay Greene.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Tantor Media, Inc. 2011

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1 available in Audiobook on MP3 CD, Call number: MP3CD 362.734 GRE