All You Can Ever Know: A Memoir
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 the ultimate sacrifice in the hope of giving her a better life, that forever feeling slightly out of place was her fate as a transracial adoptee. But as Nicole grew up—facing prejudice her adoptive family couldn’t see, finding her identity as an Asian American and as a writer, becoming ever more curious about where she came from—she wondered if the story she’d been told was the whole truth.
JLG Release: Dec 2018
Awards & Honors
2019 Indies Choice Award Finalist, Book of the Year - Adult Nonfiction
CPL Best of the Best - 2018
Library Journal Best Books, Nonfiction - 2018
NPR’s Book Concierge - 2018
Shelf Awareness Best Books - 2018
Praise & Reviews
Starred or favorable reviews have been received from these periodicals:
Publishers Weekly*, School Library Journal*, Kirkus Reviews
School Library Journal
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Scholastic Reading CountsN/A