In the Beautiful Country

by Jane Kuo

On Sale: 06/14/2022

In the Beautiful Country

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In the Beautiful Country

by Jane Kuo

On Sale: 06/14/2022

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About the Book

For fans of Jasmine Warga and Thanhhà Lại, this is a stunning novel in verse about a young Taiwanese immigrant to America who is confronted by the stark difference between dreams and reality.

Anna can’t wait to move to the beautiful country—the Chinese name for America. Although she’s only ever known life in Taiwan, she can’t help but brag about the move to her family and friends.

But the beautiful country isn’t anything like Anna pictured. Her family can only afford a cramped apartment, she’s bullied at school, and she struggles to understand a new language. On top of that, the restaurant that her parents poured their savings into is barely staying afloat. The version of America that Anna is experiencing is nothing like her dreams. How will she be able to make the beautiful country her home?

This lyrical and heartfelt story, inspired by the author’s own experiences, is about resilience, courage, and the struggle to make a place for yourself in the world.

Critical Praise

"Vivid, heartbreaking, and hopeful in all the right ways.” — Gene Luen Yang, award-winning author of American Born Chinese

“Beautifully written. A moving historical fiction book that is valuable for all readers.” — School Library Journal (starred review)

“Deftly touches on complex issues. A powerfully candid and soulful account of an immigrant experience.” — Kirkus Reviews

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Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780063118980
  • ISBN 10: 006311898X
  • Imprint: Quill Tree Books
  • On Sale: 06/14/2022
  • Pages: 320
  • List Price:21.00 CAD
  • Ages: 8 to 12
  • BISAC1 : JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Emigration & Immigration
  • BISAC2 : JUVENILE FICTION / People & Places / United States / Asian American
  • BISAC3 : JUVENILE FICTION / Stories in Verse (see also Poetry)
  • BISAC4 : JUVENILE FICTION / Diversity & Multicultural

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