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Horan, Molly

Summary: "Jane Worthing's claim to fame is that she was one of the first viral internet sensations...discovered as a one-year-old in an oversized Gucci bag by her adopted father in a Poughkeepsie train station. Now in her senior year of high school, Janey is questioning whether she wants to look for her bio family due to a loving, but deeply misguided push from her best friend Algie, while also...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Clarion Books, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2022

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1 available in Young Adult Fiction, Call number: YA FIC HOR

Sjöblom, Lisa Wool-Rim

Summary: "Thousands of South Korean children were adopted around the world in the 1970s and 1980s. More than nine thousand found their new home in Sweden, including the cartoonist Lisa Wool-Rim Sjöblom, who was adopted when she was two years old. Throughout her childhood she struggled to fit into the homogenous Swedish culture and was continually told to suppress the innate desire to know her origins....

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Publisher / Publication Date: Drawn & Quarterly 2019

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 362.829 SJO

Chung, Nicole

Summary: "From the bestselling author of ALL YOU CAN EVER KNOW comes a searing memoir of class, inequality, and grief-a daughter's search to understand the lives her adoptive parents led, the life she forged as an adult, and the lives she's lost. In this country, unless you attain extraordinary wealth, you will likely be unable to help your loved ones in all the ways you'd hoped. You will learn to live...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers 2023

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

Wills, Jenny Heijun

Summary: "A beautiful and haunting memoir of kinship and culture rediscovered. Jenny Heijun Wills was born in Korea and adopted as an infant into a white family in small-town Canada. In her late twenties, she reconnected with her first family and returned to Seoul where she spent four months getting to know other adoptees, as well as her Korean mother, father, siblings, and extended family. At the...

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Publisher / Publication Date: McClelland & Stewart 2019

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 WILLS, JENNY HEIJUN WIL

Galbraith, Megan Culhane

Summary: "A hybrid memoir-in-essays with photographs that confronts the realities of growing up as an adoptee born before Roe v. Wade, searching for birth records, examining the Domecon baby experiments, and interrogating the idea of traumatic memory itself"--

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2021

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: Bio Galbraith

Bird-Wilson, Lisa

Summary: "When we first meet Ruby, a Métis woman in her 30s, she's a mess. She's angling to sleep with her therapist while also rekindling an old relationship with a man who was - let's just say - a mistake. As we will soon learn, however, Ruby's story is far broader and deeper than its rollicking, somewhat lighthearted first chapter. This is the story of a woman in search of herself, in every sense....

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Publisher / Publication Date: Hogarth 2022

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2 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC BIR

Summary: "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..."

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Publisher / Publication Date: HarperTeen, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2023

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Carangelo, Lori.

Contents: Search basics : forty search tips for starters -- Missing and runaway children -- Family tree, genealogy, debtor, child support, heir, classmate, old love, war buddy, missing adults or anyone -- With or without a name : family members separated due to adoption, divorce -- Internet searches -- Searching the USA -- International searching.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Genealogical Pub. Co. for Clearfield Co. 2011

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1 available in Genealogy, Call number: R GEN 929.1 Carangelo

Carangelo, Lori

Summary: "It's more comprehensive than any book of its kind." --Keith Rose, former Director, LDS Family History Center "A wealth of hard to find data... I know of no other resource that comes close to the scope of this book." --Gordon Brooks, Librarian III, Los Angeles Public Library "A great job with a massive amount of information. I know our patrons will be delighted to access it." --Margaret...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Access Press 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 929.1 CAR
1 available in Genealogy, Call number: R GEN 929.1 CAR

TeBos, Susan

Summary: "The teen years are full of uncomfortable self-discovery for everyone. But adopted teens grapple with issues that make the coming of age journey immensely more difficult. Many don't have words for what they're feeling, sensing, or believing about themselves. They often don't have anyone like them to help them work through their struggles. Forced to cope on their own, they end up feeling...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Kregel Publications 2022

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1 available in Young Adult Non-fiction, Call number: YA 362.734 TEB

Ho, Joanna

Summary: "From New York Times bestselling Joanna Ho, of Eyes that Kiss in the Corners, and award-winning educator Liz Kleinrock comes a powerful companion picture book about adoption and family. A young girl who is a transracial adoptee learns to love her Asian eyes and finds familial connection and meaning through them, even though they look different from her parents'. Her family bond is deep and...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Harper, and imprint of HarperCollins Publishers 2024

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JE HO

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1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE HO

Ito, Susan

Summary: "A memoir about one woman's search for her birth parents, exploring complicated relationships with family, the legacy of WWII internment on generations of Japanese Americans, and the challenges adoptees often face in learning their own histories"--

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Publisher / Publication Date: Mad Creek Books, an imprint of The Ohio State University Press 2023

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 ITO, SUSAN ITO

Summary: A rags-to-riches-to-rags story. Navin Johnson, adopted son of a poor black sharecropper family, has invented some crazy inventions that lead him from rags to riches and right back to rags.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Universal 1979

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD Movie Jerk 1979

Summary: David's comfortable world is turned upside down when his birthmother unexpectedly reaches out to him, longing to meet the eighteen-year-old son she's only held once. With the encouragement of his adoptive parents, David embarks on a journey of discovery that leads to a staggering truth about his past.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2022

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD Movie Lifemark

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1 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA LIF

Copies Available at Kingsley

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

Araki, Hirohiko

Summary: Jonathan Joestar and his mentor Zeppelli continue their pursuit of the villainous vampire Dio, but first they must face down his murderous henchmen.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: VIZ Media 2015

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1 available in Adult Graphic Novels, Call number: 741.5 JOJ

Burke, Diane

Summary: "The moment Diane Burke, an author and mother of two grown sons, received an unexpected certified letter in the mail, she had no idea her life would be shaken to its core. Memories of a past she had buried more than forty years ago suddenly resurfaced and she wasn't prepared to deal with them. Steve Orlandi, happily married, father of two and step-father of three, was living the typical middle...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Perseus Distribution Services 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 BURKE, DIANE BUR

Scheer, Rob

Summary: "In the tradition of The Promise of a Pencil and Kisses from Katie comes an inspirational memoir by the founder of Comfort Cases about his turbulent childhood in the foster care system and the countless obstacles and discrimination he endured in adopting his four children"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Gallery Books/Jeter Publishing 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 SCHEER, ROB SCH

Summary: Fanny Price goes to live with prosperous relatives at Mansfield Park and must navigate a labyrinth of intrigues and affairs among the occupants of the house.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2008

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1 available in British Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD BRITISH TV MAN

Summary: The compelling and unpredictable film from director Davy Chou (Diamond Island). Freddie has returned to South Korea for the first time since her adoption and move to France. Freddie suddenly finds herself embarking on an unexpected journey in a country where she knows very little, including the language, to learn about where she was born.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2023

Copies Available at Kingsley

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

Burton, Mary (Mary T.)

Summary: Medical examiner Faith McIntyre is called in on the case of an unconscious woman clinging to life after a hit and run. The woman is FBI agent Macy Crow is Faith's mirror image-- the twin sister she never knew she had. Faith knew that she was adopted, but now she and Texas Ranger Mitchell Hayden are following a trail of clues Macy left behind. They make a shocking discovery on an isolated...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Montlake Romance 2018

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FICTION BUR

Wright, Camron Steve

Summary: Seven-year-old Chellamuthu's life--and his destiny--is forever changed when he is kidnapped from his village in Southern India and sold to the Lincoln Home for Homeless Children. His family is desperate to find him, and Chellamuthu anxiously tells the Indian orphanage that he is not an orphan, he has a mother who loves him. But he is told not to worry, he will soon be adopted by a loving family...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Shadow Mountain 2016

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC WRI

Summary: The movie is about a pair of socially-challenged siblings who discover they are adopted half-brothers in their late father's videotaped will. Their journey in search of their true father takes them to the small, insular Danish island of Ork, where they stumble upon three additional half-brothers, each also sporting hereditary harelips and lunatic tendencies, living in a dilapidated mansion...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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1 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD + BLU-RAY FOREIGN MEN

Assimacopoulos, Lynn

Summary: "After discovering that her son's friend, Ryan, is on the search for his birthparents, Lynn Assimacopoulos decides to use her skills as a genealogical hobbyist to find them. Delving through phone books, sending letters, and searching everything from the local library to the National Archives, Lynn is defeated by the lack of information she has to go on. However, a random search for Ryan's...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Dorrance Pub Co 2015

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

Dubrish, Douglas M. (Douglas Martin)

Summary: The author recounts his search for his biological family, from documents to DNA analysis.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: [Publisher not identified] 2022

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 DUBRISH, DOUGLAS M. DUB

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