Wendy Lane reviews a book entitled All About Adoption: How to Deal with Questions of Your Past
This is a review of a book written for preteens and teens entitled, All About Adoption: How to Deal with Questions of Your Past by Anne Lanchon. Published in 2006, this book is one in a series of books for teenagers about topics that they may be thinking about (but are perhaps uncomfortable bringing up for conversation). The three sections include:
Who Am I?
Where Did I Come From?
The tone of this book is light and casual without being disrespectful. The author never talks down to the reader and successfully makes her points without appearing to “preach” or lecture. The observations and advice are non-judgmental and relevant to what teenagers may be thinking about as it relates to adoption. The writing style reminds me of the American Girl book series about puberty. This is a great book and would be good on it’s own or as a kick-start for some good discussion.
In reading some other reviews, the only complaint I found was in relation to some of the adoption-specific language in the book being a bit out of date (which hopefully can be addressed in a future printing). Other than that, readers seem to find value in the book and find it to astutely written for the teenage reader.