Beautiful Country: A Memoir

  • Type: Audiobooks
  • By: Qian Julie Wang
  • Age Category: Adults
  • Genre: Biography & Memoir, Non-Fiction
  • Recommended by: Thais R.
  • ISBN/UPC: 9780593455531
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Mei Guo (the Chinese word for America) translates literally to 'beautiful country.'

This memoir of the author from ages 7-12 is the story of the five years her family lived as undocumented immigrants in New York City. It explores the trauma of living with fear, shame and poverty as her family struggles to survive. It's a good author-narrated title that moved me to want to embrace the little girl as her grown up self learns to do the same.