[Book Review] Make Me a Mother

AF's editors review Make Me a Mother by Susanne Antonetta, a heartwarming memoir about adopting and raising an infant boy from South Korea.

An airplane, like the one that opens the book Make Me a Mother

W.W. Norton & Company; 2014

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This memoir by a parent who adopted from South Korea begins with meeting her baby at the airport gate, but then continues through Jin’s teenage years, weaving in questions of race and birth family. A meditation on human connections in the larger sense, Antonetta chronicles not just her relationship with her son, but her troubled childhood and rapprochement with her aging parents.

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