This book is about a Korean-American adoptee who returned to Korea at 20 to search for her birth mother. The author cites feeling conflicted, shattered, exhilarated, and moved in ways she never imagined. It also explores the concepts of belonging, identity, and courage.
This is the true story of Mei-Ling Hopgood, one of the first wave of Asian adoptees to arrive in America. She never identified with her Asian ancestry, but was quickly involved in Asian culture when her birth family contacted her. Lucky Girl is a tale of joy, regret, hilarity, deep sadness, and great discovery.
This is an illustrated memoir by a Swedish-Korean adoptee about her life as an adoptee. The author (Lisa Wool-Rim Sjöblom) explores her feelings related to identity, abandonment, truth, and family. This memoir also details Sjöblom’s journey back to her orphanage in Korea. There, she finds out more about the circumstances surrounding her adoption and realizes that the truth is far more complicated than what she grew up being told.