RLC Book Club with Angela Tucker
We are humbled to be joined by Angela Tucker as our book club guest in conversation with Diana Oestreich.
Tucker wears many hats: she is the CEO of the Adoptee Mentoring Society, cultural commentator, filmmaker, podcast host, inspiring speaker, and author. Tucker is a transracial adoptee and is the Founder of The Adopted Life and the Adoptee Mentoring Society where she is challenging dominant adoption paradigms by centering adoptee voices in the mainstream. Tucker lives in Seattle Washington with her husband, Bryan Tucker.
Her new book, You Should Be Grateful: Stories of Race, Identity and Transracial Adoption is the subject of the documentary Closure, chronicling the search for Tucker’s biological family. The book centers the experiences of adoptees to share deeply personal stories, it is comprised of well-researched history and engrossing anecdotes from mentorship sessions with adopted youth. Tucker centers the experiences of adoptees through sharing deeply personal stories, well-researched history and engrossing anecdotes from mentorship sessions with adopted youth. These perspectives challenge the fairy-tale narrative of adoption, giving way to a fuller story that explores the impacts of racism, classism, family, love, and belonging.