Every year, the District hosts a variety of events, bringing the community and members together, to celebrate the arts and culture while building a deeper connection within the community.
Join the Bacon Free Library’s nonfiction book club for a discussion of Beautiful Country: a memoir of an undocumented childhood by Qian Julie Wang.
About this memoir, from Penguin Random House:
“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.”
Copies of this book are available at the Bacon Free Library.
Our discussion will be held in a hybrid format. The host will be in person at the BFL, while some members will join over Zoom. You are welcome to join either way. Please register to receive the meeting details.