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Release Date: January 25, 2022
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The audiobook will be available for pre-order on January 4, 2022. Check back on that date to pre-order this title for the Jan 25, 2022 release!

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Author: Waka T. Brown Narrator: Sophie Oda Publisher: Quill Tree Books Audio Length: Release Date: January 25, 2022 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9780063017191

Publisher Description

In this empowering deconstruction of the so-called American Dream, a twelve-year-old Japanese American girl grapples with, and ultimately rises above, the racism and trials of middle school she experiences while chasing her dreams.

As the daughter of immigrants who came to America for a better life, Annie Inoue was raised to dream big. And at the start of seventh grade, she’s channeling that irrepressible hope into becoming the lead in her school play.

So when Annie lands an impressive role in the production of The King and I, she’s thrilled . . . until she starts to hear grumbles from her mostly white classmates that she only got the part because it’s an Asian play with Asian characters. Is this all people see when they see her? Is this the only kind of success they’ll let her have—one that they can tear down or use race to belittle?

Disheartened but determined, Annie channels her hurt into a new dream: showing everyone what she’s made of.

Waka T. Brown, author of While I Was Away, delivers an uplifting coming-of-age story about a Japanese American girl’s fight to make space for herself in a world that claims to celebrate everyone’s differences but doesn’t always follow through.

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About the Author

Waka T. Brown was the first American born in her family. She is a Stanford University graduate with a master’s degree in secondary education. She is an instructor at the Stanford Program on International and Cross-Cultural Education, authoring curriculum on several international topics and winning the Association for Asian Studies’ national Franklin Buchanan Prize. She has also won the US–Japan Foundation and EngageAsia’s national 2019 Elgin Heinz Outstanding Teacher award for her groundbreaking endeavors in teaching about US–Japan relations to high school students in Japan and promoting cultural exchange awareness. While I Was Away is her debut book.