December 21 at 12:00 PM
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.
This is a Book Club meeting.
Beth Shalom Hessel is Executive Director of The Athenaeum of Philadelphia.
This is a virtual event.