Julayne Lee was born in South Korea to a mother she never knew. As an infant, she was adopted by a white Christian family in Minnesota. "Not My White Savior" is a memoir in poems, exploring what it is to be a transracial and an inter-country adoptee, and what it means to grow up being constantly told how better your life is because you were rescued from your country of origin. Following Lee from Korea to Minnesota and finally to Los Angeles, she asks what does "better" mean? In which ways was the journey she went on better than what she would have otherwise experienced?
Light refreshments will be served. Contact Cynthia McCarthy at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. ** Oak Room, 1st Floor **
Sponsored by the Asian Library Advisory Committee. Part of the Asian Pacific American Heritage Month programs at the San Mateo Public Library.