Parachute Kids: A Graphic Novel (Hardcover)

Parachute Kids: A Graphic Novel By Betty C. Tang, Betty C. Tang (Illustrator) Cover Image

Parachute Kids: A Graphic Novel (Hardcover)

By Betty C. Tang, Betty C. Tang (Illustrator)


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From New York Times bestselling comic artist Betty C. Tang comes an extraordinary story filled with humor and heart about three kids living on their own as undocumented new immigrants, inspired by the author's childhood experiences as a parachute kid.


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?

Betty C. Tang is the New York Times bestselling illustrator of the Jacky Ha-Ha series of graphic novels by James Patterson and Chris Grabenstein. She has worked for various Hollywood animation studios including Disney TV and Dreamworks Animation, and codirected an animated feature called Where’s the Dragon? Betty is also a fourth degree black belt in aikido, a Japanese martial art. Born in Taiwan, Betty immigrated to California as a Parachute Kid when she was ten. She lives in Los Angeles. Learn more about her work at
Product Details ISBN: 9781338832693
ISBN-10: 1338832697
Publisher: Graphix
Publication Date: April 4th, 2023
Pages: 288
Language: English