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In Chinese, the word for America, "Mei Guo," translates directly to "beautiful country." Yet when 7-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."

Inhabiting her childhood perspective with exquisite lyric clarity and unforgettable charm and strength, Qian Julie Wang has penned an essential American story about a family fracturing under the weight of invisibility, and a girl coming of age in the shadows who never stops seeking the light.

In Chinese, the word for America, "Mei Guo," translates directly to "beautiful country." Yet when 7-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."

Inhabiting her childhood perspective with exquisite lyric clarity and unforgettable charm and strength, Qian Julie Wang has penned an essential American story about a family fracturing under the weight of invisibility, and a girl coming of age in the shadows who never stops seeking the light.

In Chinese, the word for America, "Mei Guo," translates directly to "beautiful country." Yet when 7-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."

Inhabiting her childhood perspective with exquisite lyric clarity and unforgettable charm and strength, Qian Julie Wang has penned an essential American story about a family fracturing under the weight of invisibility, and a girl coming of age in the shadows who never stops seeking the light.

WHEN

WHERE

Dallas Museum of Art
1717 N. Harwood St.
Dallas, TX 75201
https://dma.org/programs/event/qian-julie-wang

TICKET INFO

$10-$30
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