by Lisa Ko
Reviewed by Linda:
When Deming Guo is 11, his mother, an undocumented Chinese immigrant, disappears without a trace. The boy is eventually adopted by a pair of white professors in upstate New York, who rename him Daniel Wilkinson. This timely novel brings us into the lives of Deming/Daniel, his adopted parents, and his biological mother, as we watch a boy struggle into adulthood and an understanding of who he really is. Winner of the PEN/Bellwether Prize awarded by Barbara Kingsolver.