Defining The Canon: The Discourse of Adoption.

Growing up there were on my parents’ bookshelves a lot of material that shored up a specific viewpoint of the world, down to the endless rows of yellow National Geographic magazines. In terms of adoption, Pearl S. Buck stands out as one of the early pushers for what we would now call adoption advocacy in terms of First World–Third World relationships. What are your memories of your adoptive culture as categorized in the books, magazines, and media that your adoptive families had on their shelves?

Adoptees, what do you think? We welcome your replies!

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