Attention fans of Young Adult Fiction! Join us for a presentation by local author, Iris Baijing Hubbard as she discusses her debut novel, Switched.
When Chinese-American adoptee Leila (Ying Yue) finds a name and birthday on her passport other than the ones she has known her whole life, her mind starts swimming. What would you do if your life was supposed to be someone else's? What happens when two switched orphanage sisters finally meet?
Iris Baijing Hubbard is a Chinese-American adoptee from Guangzhou, China. She was adopted at about 16 months and grew up in Mount Vernon, WA. Iris became more interested in her adoptee identity while attending Western Washington University. There, she started a club for adoptees called the WWU Adoptees. Switched was inspired by her own experiences as an adoptee and competitive swimmer. Iris is currently a master's student at the University of Eastern Finland studying early language education for intercultural communication.