Growing up Asian American these days means different things to different people. BCNC Youth Center participants joins Ed Lin, author of David Tung Can’t Have A Girlfriend Until He Gets Into an Ivy League College in a lively conversation about what it is like to be a certain type of an Asian American High School student in the 2020s. Join us for an afternoon of readings, sharing, and more. We might even discover how to get straight A’s and have a social life!
How To Maybe Get Into An Ivy League College with Author Ed Lin
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About the book
Ed Lin’s fictional main character, David Tung, is a Chinese American high school sophomore in an upscale, highly competitive, Asian-majority, New Jersey suburb who works at his family’s restaurant and strategizes in homeroom to improve his class rank so he can get into an Ivy League college. His only release? Hanging with his “real” friends once a week at Chinese school in NYC’s working-class Chinatown. When a girl at school asks David to go to a dance, he has problems coping with his parents' no-dating policy. Can he manage to sneak out to the dance while keeping his grades up and working at the restaurant? Of course not, and his world is turned upside down.
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