Parachute Kids: A Graphic Novel
Scholastic Inc. | ISBN 9781338832686 Paperback
288 Pages | 5.517" x 8.000" | Ages 9 to 12
Scholastic Inc. | ISBN 9781338832693 Hardcover
288 Pages | 5.834" x 8.276" | Ages 9 to 12
Scholastic Inc. | ISBN 9781338832709 Ebook
256 Pages | Ages 9 to 12
From New York Times bestselling comic artist Betty C. Tang comes a funny, fast-paced, and heartrending story about three kids living on their own as undocumented new immigrants, inspired by the author’s own childhood as a parachute kid. Perfect for fans of New Kid and Front Desk.
★ “Emotionally moving and beautifully executed.” — Kirkus Reviews, starred review
A DREAM TRIP TO AMERICA TURNS INTO A NIGHTMARE!
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?
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Praise for Parachute Kids:
★ “The development of the characters and their relationships is convincing and balanced, and the siblings’ respective experiences are relatable for anyone who has tried to fit in somewhere. This empathic story centers a less widely recognized community and thoughtfully presents a distinct facet of immigration. Emotionally moving and beautifully executed.” — Kirkus Reviews, starred review