Land of Broken Promises
Written by Jane Kuo
Published by HarperCollins Publishers
After a rocky first year, Anna’s family have settled into life in California—their small restaurant is even turning a profit. Then her parents make a shattering discovery: their visas have expired.
Anna’s world is quickly overwhelmed by unfamiliar words like “undocumented” and “inequality.” She longs to share the towering secret that looms over every aspect of her life with a friend, but her parents strictly forbid her from telling anyone.
As Anna grapples with the complexities of being undocumented, the strain that it places on her family, and the loneliness of keeping it all to herself, she has to wonder—if America is the promised land, why does everything she’s hoped for feel like a lie?
This is the sequel to In the Beautiful Country.
Primary ISBN: 9780063119048
Publication Date: June 2023
Available As: Hardcover, Audiobook, eBook
Middle Grade, Age 08 or older
Community Represented: Chinese/Chinese American, Taiwanese/Taiwanese American
Themes: Audiobook, Coming of Age, Cultural Empowerment & Joy: Food, Discrimination: Immigration Status, Discrimination: Language Ability, Family Relationship: Parents, Immigrant: Economic, Multilingual Character, Multiracial Identity, Own Voices/Lived Experience
Setting: United States (California)
Character’s New Arrival/New American Status: Immigrant
Book Creator(s) Connection to the Community Represented: Own Voices/Lived Experience
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