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What does it mean to lose your roots—within your culture, within your family—and what happens when you find them?
Named a Best Book of Fall by The Washington Post, Entertainment Weekly, Elle, Nylon, Bustle, BookRiot, and more 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.
The Last Girl: My Story of Captivity, and My Fight Against the Islamic State is an autobiographical book by Nadia Murad in which she describes how she was captured and enslaved by the Islamic State during the Second Iraqi Civil War. The book eventually led to the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize being awarded to Murad
Open Book: A Memoir is an autobiographical book by American singer Jessica Simpson, released on February 4, 2020. The book covers the singer’s life throughout the years, as well as stuff that was never known about her to the public. The books contains six new songs exclusively released as part of the audiobook.