Patriot Number One by Lauren Hilgers
Recommended by Dan B:
If you’ve ever thought asylum was “too easy” or wondered why someone would need to flee to the U.S., this biography is for you. Lauren Hilgers dives deep into the life of Chinese dissident Zhuang Lichong, who led a protest against unfair land practices in his village and was jailed and persecuted by the government as a result. Hilgers shows us life both before and after. It’s a gripping, timely narrative—highly recommended!