Date to be Published: November 2, 2021
Publisher: Acorn Publishing
After surviving a childhood under the oppressive rule of Chairman Mao’s “Cultural Revolution", a young, courageous teenager abandons her life in China for the freedom of the unknown in America.
Arriving at the New York City doorstep of family members she’s never met, Ying-Ying has been promised they’ll help her learn English and accomplish her dream of attaining a college degree.
But weeks later, she’s kicked without explanation.
Now a homeless immigrant, Ying-Ying must learn who to trust, how to find work, and how to succeed in a bustling metropolis that looks the other way.
Overcoming obstacles of abandonment, heartbreak, and injustice, in a foreign land, she never gives up on becoming a woman who will impact the world. An incredible story of second chances and fierce determination, Wings of Silk, reminds the reader that underneath the fragile form of an individual, a strong and resilient heart is always ready to take flight.
About The Author
After high school, following a strong desire to find freedom and get to know family members who lived in the United States, Li-Ying left her life in China to pursue the American dream.
Overcoming the plights of a young immigrant who did not speak the language, Li-Ying obtained her Master’s in Computer Science from a prestigious university and became a successful lead engineer. While working for AT&T Bell Labs, her team made the world’s first “Text Message” for mobile phones.
Today she is happily married to a wonderful man and has two darling sons who she loves with all her heart. She is an advocate for living a life of freedom founded on self-respect and pursuing happiness.
She hopes readers of Wings of Silk will be inspired by the lessons of forgiveness, grace, and God’s powerful love.