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Parachute Kids: A Graphic Novel



After their two-week family tour of Los Angeles, ten-year-old Feng Li Lin and her older brother and sister learn they'll remain in California while their parents return to Taiwan, forcing them to navigate a new school, a new language, bullies, racism, and the pressures of running a household.

Publisher Marketing:

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


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?

Product Details


ISBN–13: 9781338832686

Publisher: Graphix

Publication Date: Apr-2023

Pages: 288

Lexile Level: 0250

Ages: 09 - 12