Adoptee Literary Festival

The Adoptee Literary Festival brings together writers who self-identify as having been adopted, fostered, or otherwise genetically displaced to share their stories, make their voices heard, and reshape the narrative of adoption which has for too long been dominated by adoptive parents and the adoption industry. Covering all genres, the festival highlights writing that makes adoptees the subject, rather than the object, of their own stories. 

 
Omma, Sea of Joy and Other Astrological Signs By Bo Schwabacher Cover Image
$18.00
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ISBN: 9781943981182
Published: Tinderbox Editions - April 27th, 2021

American Bastard By Jan Beatty Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781597098786
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Published: Red Hen Press - October 19th, 2021

The Body Wars: Poems (Pitt Poetry Series) By Jan Beatty Cover Image
$18.00
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ISBN: 9780822966241
Published: University of Pittsburgh Press - September 22nd, 2020

Jackknife: New and Selected Poems (Pitt Poetry Series) By Jan Beatty Cover Image
$24.00
ISBN: 9780822964490
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Published: University of Pittsburgh Press - February 14th, 2017

All You Can Ever Know: A Memoir By Nicole Chung Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781948226370
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Published: Catapult - October 15th, 2019

Inconvenient Daughter By Lauren J. Sharkey Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781617757099
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Published: Kaylie Jones Books - June 23rd, 2020

A Team of Their Own: How an International Sisterhood Made Olympic History By Seth Berkman Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9781335005533
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Published: Hanover Square Press - October 1st, 2019

For Black Girls Like Me By Mariama J. Lockington Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780374308049
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) - July 30th, 2019

In the Key of Us By Mariama J. Lockington Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780374314101
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) - April 26th, 2022

Craft in the Real World: Rethinking Fiction Writing and Workshopping By Matthew Salesses Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781948226806
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Published: Catapult - January 19th, 2021

You can order Matthew's novel, Disappear Doppelgänger Disappear, here.


The Guild of the Infant Saviour: An Adopted Child's Memory Book (Machete #1) By Megan Culhane Galbraith Cover Image
$21.95
ISBN: 9780814257913
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Published: Mad Creek Books - May 21st, 2021

The Wet Hex By Sun Yung Shin Cover Image
$16.95
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ISBN: 9781566896382
Published: Coffee House Press - June 14th, 2022

Outsiders Within: Writing on Transracial Adoption By Jane Jeong Trenka (Editor), Julia Chinyere Oparah (Editor), Sun Yung Shin (Editor) Cover Image
By Jane Jeong Trenka (Editor), Julia Chinyere Oparah (Editor), Sun Yung Shin (Editor)
$19.95
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ISBN: 9781517910532
Published: Univ Of Minnesota Press - March 23rd, 2021

Older Sister. Not Necessarily Related.: A Memoir By Jenny Heijun Wills Cover Image
$15.50
ISBN: 9780771070914
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Published: McClelland & Stewart - February 16th, 2021

Hour of the Ox (Pitt Poetry Series) By Marci Calabretta Cancio-Bello Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780822964216
Published: University of Pittsburgh Press - October 24th, 2016

The World's Lightest Motorcycle By Won Yi, Marci Calabretta Cancio-Bello (Translator), E. J. Koh (Translator) Cover Image
By Won Yi, Marci Calabretta Cancio-Bello (Translator), E. J. Koh (Translator)
$16.00
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ISBN: 9781938890840
Published: Zephyr Press - November 16th, 2021

The Fish & the Dove By Mary-Kim Arnold Cover Image
$18.00
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ISBN: 9781934819883
Published: Noemi Press - April 1st, 2020

Litany for the Long Moment By Mary-Kim Arnold Cover Image
$12.95
ISBN: 9780996922937
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Published: Essay Press - April 1st, 2018

Survive the Dome By Kosoko Jackson Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781728239088
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Published: Sourcebooks Fire - March 29th, 2022

Yesterday Is History By Kosoko Jackson Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9781728239132
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Published: Sourcebooks Fire - January 4th, 2022

Famous Adopted People By Alice Stephens Cover Image
$18.99
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ISBN: 9781944700744
Published: Unnamed Press - October 16th, 2018

Everyone Was Falling By Js Lee Cover Image
By Js Lee
$18.00
ISBN: 9781732094352
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Published: Pent-Up Press - September 1st, 2020

Keurium By J. S. Lee Cover Image
$28.98
ISBN: 9781732094307
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Published: Pent-Up Press - May 1st, 2018

What White Parents Should Know about Transracial Adoption: An Adoptee's Perspective on Its History, Nuances, and Practices By Melissa Guida-Richards, Paula Guida (Foreword by) Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9781623175825
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Published: North Atlantic Books - October 5th, 2021

Bitterroot: A Salish Memoir of Transracial Adoption (American Indian Lives ) By Susan Devan Harness Cover Image
$21.95
ISBN: 9781496219572
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Published: University of Nebraska Press - March 1st, 2020

Scar and Flower By Lee Herrick Cover Image
$19.00
ISBN: 9781625492944
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Published: Word Poetry Books - October 31st, 2018

Everyone Hates Kelsie Miller By Meredith Ireland Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781665906975
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - October 11th, 2022

The Jasmine Project By Meredith Ireland Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781534477025
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - September 7th, 2021

The Jasmine Project By Meredith Ireland Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781534477032
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - October 11th, 2022

Probably Ruby: A Novel By Lisa Bird-Wilson Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780593448670
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Published: Hogarth - April 12th, 2022

Queer Voices: Poetry, Prose, and Pride By Andrea Jenkins (Editor), John Medeiros (Editor), Lisa Marie Brimmer (Editor) Cover Image
By Andrea Jenkins (Editor), John Medeiros (Editor), Lisa Marie Brimmer (Editor)
$18.95
ISBN: 9781681341224
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Published: Minnesota Historical Society Press - May 1st, 2019