It's a book discussion (#thegreatteenread) solely on Instagram! We post a picture or a video of the month's teen title and you leave your comments. This month we will be reading "The Surprising Power of a Good Dumpling" by Wai Chim.
Anna must play the role of the dutiful eldest Chinese daughter. Respect your elders, get good grades, and take care of your family and home. Anna tries hard, but how is she supposed to be a normal teen with a normal family when her mother has a debilitating mental illness and does not get out of bed for weeks on end?
However, all of this is about to change when Anna starts working at her father's restaurant, meets the cute delivery boy, and her mother finally leaves her bedroom.
"The Surprising Power of a Good Dumpling" is a thought provoking story about mental illnesses, cultures, and the pressures of being the eldest child.