Recognizing the struggle of the American Dream with Jane Kuo
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Recognizing the struggle of the American Dream with Jane Kuo

Annie Wang and Angela Yu

The Chinese name for America, 美国/美國/měiguó, translates to “Beautiful Country”. We talked with author Jane Kuo about her experience as a 1.5-generation immigrant bridging Chinese, Taiwanese, and American identity. Her family’s pursuit of the American Dream inspired her debut novel In the Beautiful Country which is available for pre-order before its June 28 release (delayed from June 14 due to supply chain issues).

Featuring Jane Kuo:

About Jane: Jane Kuo is a Chinese and Taiwanese American writer. She is an immigrant and the daughter of immigrants. Jane grew up in Los Angeles in the 1980s and as a child, she spent her weekends and summers working in her family’s fast food restaurant. Jane’s middle grade novel, In the Beautiful Country, is a fictional story inspired by the events of her childhood.

Other works mentioned:

English language writing by Taiwanese Americans about the May 15 shooting in Laguna Woods, California

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