Valerie Kaiyang Wood

Valerie Kaiyang Wood was born in China and adopted to Canada at the age of nine months. Drawn to the storytelling power of history, she completed her MA in Public History and Curatorial Studies at Carleton University where she began writing her children’s book based on her experiences of transracial adoption. Valerie is passionate about centering diverse perspectives in both her writing and her work as a museum curator in Ottawa.

Books by Valerie Kaiyang Wood

When Vee was nine months old, her parents flew to China to adopt her. But when she struggles to keep up in Chinese dance class and a woman at the grocery store makes Vee feel like she doesn’t belong, her white parents don’t always understand.