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Parachute Kids: A Graphic Novel

Written by Betty C. Tang
Illustrated by Betty C. Tang
Published by Scholastic, Inc.


Feng-Li can’t wait to discover America with her family! But after an action-packed vacation, her parents deliver shocking news: They are returning to Taiwan and leaving Feng-Li and her older siblings in California on their own.

Suddenly, the three kids must fend for themselves in a strange new world—and get along. Starting a new school, learning a new language, and trying to make new friends while managing a household is hard enough, but Bro and Sis’s constant bickering makes everything worse. Thankfully, there are some hilarious moments to balance the stress and loneliness. But as tensions escalate—and all three kids get tangled in a web of bad choices—can Feng-Li keep her family together?

Primary ISBN: 9781338832693
Publication Date: April 2023
Available As: Hardcover, Paperback,
Graphic Novel, Middle Grade, Age 09 or older

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Setting: United States (California)

Character's Place in the Immigration Journey: Immigrant

Book Creator(s) Connection to the Community Represented: Own Voices/Lived Experience

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