Parachute Kids: A Graphic Novel

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5.83 X 8.03 X 1.26 inches | 1.54 pounds

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About the Author
Betty C. Tang is the creator of the graphic novel Parachute Kids, a 2023 National Book Award Longlist selection an ALA Asian/Pacific American Award Honor Book, and an instant Indie bestseller. She has also illustrated the New York Times bestselling Jacky Ha-Ha series of graphic novels by James Patterson and Chris Grabenstein. Before becoming a fulltime graphic novelist, Betty worked for various Hollywood animation studios, including Disney and DreamWorks Animation, and codirected an animated feature called Where's the Dragon? Betty is a fourth-degree black belt in aikido. She immigrated to California as a parachute kid when she was ten and currently lives in Los Angeles. Learn more at

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

★ "At once common and unique, this is a compelling story of immigration and family bonds; highly recommended." -- School Library Journal, starred review

"Uplifting...Across crisp, boldly colored panels, the creator addresses heavy topics such as bullying, queer identity, and racism. Inspired by her own experience as a "parachute kid," defined in an author's note as children brought to live with friends or relatives in foreign countries, Tang balances humor and heart with the difficult realities of what parachute kids may face." -- Publishers Weekly