In My Heart: The Adoption Story Project by Alan Berks & Leah Cooper, Illustrated by Becca Hart
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Featured on The Thread: An emotional play on adoption expands its reach as a graphic novel
The final product of a successful theatrical script is usually a play — but not always. A St. Paul theater's deeply emotional show about adoption will live on as a 300-page graphic novel.
A young woman named Alice who meets her future in-laws for the first time at her “Alice in Wonderland”-themed engagement party. They are surprised to learn she is adopted. The in-laws then upset her and her parents with thoughtless questions.
Things get worse when her sister Jen, who was adopted from Korea, returns unexpectedly from a trip to try to find her birth parents. Soon Alice and Jen find themselves going down an identity rabbit hole. Jen finds a prickly server on a smoke break who introduces herself as Caterpillar.