[Book Review] Prison Baby

In her memoir Prison Baby, Deborah Jiang-Stein explores the difficulties of growing up in a multiracial family and learning about her troubled past.

Barbed wire, symbolizing the book Prison Baby

Beacon Press; 2014

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Jiang-Stein always knew that she was adopted, but only discovered that she was born in a prison at age 12. Her raw memoir captures her struggle growing up as a multiracial adoptee in a white family, and the years of drug abuse and estrangement from her parents that followed — as well as her eventual acceptance of her roots and reconciliation with her adoptive mother.


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