Not My White Savior: A Memoir in Poems

Not My White Savior: A Memoir in Poems

by Julayne Lee


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781945572432
Publisher: Rare Bird Books
Publication date: 03/13/2018
Pages: 128
Sales rank: 667,748
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Julayne Lee was given up for adoption in South Korea as a result of the Korean War. She was adopted by an all-white Christian family in Minnesota, where she grew up. She has spent over fifteen years working with Overseas Adopted Koreans (OAKs). She lived in Seoul and now resides in Los Angeles, where she is a member of the LA Futbolistas and Adoptee Solidarity Korea—Los Angeles (ASK-LA). She is also part of the Adoptee Rights Campaign working to pass the Adoptee Citizenship Act to ensure all inter-country adoptees have US citizenship. This is her first book.

Table of Contents


The Temperature

The Sound of My Name is Revolution

I Am From a Revolution

Asian American History 101

How Often Do You Masturbate?

Return to Sender

The Price of Silence

More Than Salt Can Hold

A Very Terrible Trauma

Dear White Family

Relinquishment Quiz


Drop Box

My Body's DMZ

Said Child

For My Mother


Mother's Day Mourning

Honor Thy Father

Birthday Surprise!

My Last Birthday

See Out of These Slits

Harry Holt's Little Shop of Horrors

Fuck You, White Barbie

Eyes Wide Open

Racist Hair

Spa Stories

My Body is Testimony

100 Day American

Dear Adopters


Seventh Grade White Men

Stupid Things People Say to Adopted Koreans

Are You My Mother?

The Map of My Body


What Language Do You Dream In?

The Words Don't Fit in My Brain

Homeland Insecurities

What Do You Miss About Korea?

After I Left

Dual Citizen

A Holocaust of Children

Death Should Not Inspire Me

Open Letter to the Korean Red Cross


The Plane to France

Pyeongchang 2018 Charter

Korean ICA-Internment Camps of Abduction

North of the 38th or Mr. Ohama Please Apologize!

Teleporting Babies

Psalm for White Saviors

My Ancestors Were Royalty



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