How it Feels to be Adopted (1988) by Jill Krementz.
There are too many stories about adopted kids that play on old cliches. There’s Harry Potter, Despicable Me, Annie, Stuart Little, Hotel for Dogs, even Tarzan.
Thankfully there’s an antidote to all that, How it Feels to be Adopted by Jill Krementz. This is a book of oral histories of kids who are adopted, how they experience adoption and most importantly how they feel about it. 19 boys and girls from age 8 to 16 share their truths and there is no one cookie cutter approach to what adoption means in each child’s life. This book is required reading if your life is touched by adoption and important for the rest of us to get beyond the reoccurring cliches to the deeper truth.