Join the Conversation with Qian Julie Wang, Author of Beautiful Country

Sep 10, 2021

Thousands of Afghans have arrived in the U.S. Like many before them, the plight of the undocumented will be a long journey. A new book speaks to what that means in America.

“[An] extraordinary debut. . . With immense skill, [Wang] parses how her family’s illegal status blighted nearly every aspect of their life. . . Consider this remarkable memoir a new classic.”
—Publishers Weekly (Starred Review)

Qian Julie Wang
Credit Ryan Muir

Author Qian Julie Wang is an Ivy League graduate, an attorney and a New York Times and Washington Post op-ed writer. With these credentials, you may be surprised to learn that Wang also grew up an undocumented immigrant from China.

In her new book Beautiful Country, Wang speaks to the depths of human resilience while spotlighting issues like the cruelties of the immigration system and the realities of hunger, poverty, and lack of affordable healthcare for the undocumented.

Event Details:
“Join the Conversation” with Qian Julie Wang
Author of Beautiful Country
An online “Join the Conversation” event from WSHU Public Radio
Tuesday, October 19, at 7 p.m. Eastern
Event is free. Register for the link here