Book Club over ZOOM February 7, 2023

Our selection for February is the moving story of an undocumented child living in poverty in the United States. “In Chinese, the word for America, Mei Guo, translates directly to “beautiful country.” Yet when seven-year-old Qian arrives in New York City in 1994 full of curiosity, she is overwhelmed by crushing fear and scarcity. In China, Qian’s parents were professors; in America, her family is “illegal” and it will require all the determination and small joys they can muster to survive.”
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Title: Beautiful Country: A Memoir 

Author: Qian Julie Wang

Date: February 7, 2023

Time: 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM