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“Gritty details lend depth to this viscerally powerful tale of a teen struggling to help her troubled family.”
—Kirkus Reviews  (Starred Review)

The Surprising Power of a Good Dumpling

Written by Wai Chim
Published by Scholastic Press

Anna Chiu has her hands full. When she’s not looking after her brother and sister or helping out at her father’s restaurant, she’s taking care of her mother, whose debilitating mental illness keeps her in bed most days. Her father’s new delivery boy, Rory, is a welcome distraction and even though she knows that things aren’t right at home, she’s starting to feel like she could be a normal teen.

But when her mother finally gets out of bed, things go from bad to worse. And as her mother’s condition worsens, Anna and her family question everything they understand about themselves and each other.

Primary ISBN: 9781338656114
Available As: Hardcover, Paperback, Audiobook, eBook
Young Adult, Age 14 or older

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Setting: Australia

Character’s New Arrival/New American Status: Unknown Arrival

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

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