We’re “Quirky Food Fusion”

I’m trying not to be cynical about Kimchi and Calamari, by Rose Kent. Kent’s Korean adopted children and biracial-Korean children inspired this story.

Kimchi and calamari is a quirky food fusion — and exactly how
fourteen-year-old Joseph Calderaro feels about himself. Why wouldn’t an
adopted Korean drummer feel like a combo platter given (1) his face in
the mirror and (2) his proud Italian family? Now Joseph has to write an
ancestry essay for school. But all he knows is that his birth family
put his diapered butt on a plane to the USA.

What Joseph does leads to a catastrophe messier than a table of
shattered dishes — and self-discovery that he never could have

Adult adoptees . . . I’m waiting to read YOUR children’s books about the tra experience . . .