Tucson Festival of Books

Shannon Gibney


THE GIRL I AM, WAS, AND NEVER WILL BE: A SPECULATIVE MEMOIR OF TRANSRACIAL ADOPTION (2023) This book explores the often surreal experience of growing up as a mixed-Black transracial adoptee through the stories of two girls bridged by a mysterious portal. Gibney surrounds these stories with artifacts of her own adoption experience, resulting in a unique portrait of an American experience rarely depicted.