Tour Sign-Up: American Panda by Gloria Chao

/ Jan 7, 2018

Hello FFBC Team! We are now announcing a new tour we're hosting for American Panda, that is being released on February 6th 2018.

The tour will run from January 31st to February 6th and there will be available the following types of posts:
  • Review (Limited Spots)
  • Interview (Only 2 Spots Available)
  • Guest Posts (Only 2 Spots Available)
  • Favorite Quotes (Blogger's Choice)
  • Dream Cast (Blogger's Choice)
  • Playlist (Blogger's Choice)
  • Promotional Post
Remember that November 13th is reserved for the Welcome Post, so do not pick November 13th in the sign-up form.

Reviewers will receive a digital copy of the book via NetGalley. So make sure you have an account on that website before signing up to this tour.

As always, there will be a tour giveaway provided by the author. Details to come soon!

IMPORTANT NOTE: Signing up for the tour does not guarantee you will be selected. We will reach out to all hosts that have been chosen once the sign-ups have closed and the tour schedule has been published.

American Panda

by Gloria Chao
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Release Date: February 6th 2018
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary, Fiction


An incisive, laugh-out-loud contemporary debut about a Taiwanese-American teen whose parents want her to be a doctor and marry a Taiwanese Ivy Leaguer despite her squeamishness with germs and crush on a Japanese classmate.

At seventeen, Mei should be in high school, but skipping fourth grade was part of her parents' master plan. Now a freshman at MIT, she is on track to fulfill the rest of this predetermined future: become a doctor, marry a preapproved Taiwanese Ivy Leaguer, produce a litter of babies.

With everything her parents have sacrificed to make her cushy life a reality, Mei can't bring herself to tell them the truth--that she (1) hates germs, (2) falls asleep in biology lectures, and (3) has a crush on her classmate Darren Takahashi, who is decidedly not Taiwanese.

But when Mei reconnects with her brother, Xing, who is estranged from the family for dating the wrong woman, Mei starts to wonder if all the secrets are truly worth it. Can she find a way to be herself, whoever that is, before her web of lies unravels?

Gloria Chao is an MIT grad turned dentist turned writer. AMERICAN PANDA is her debut novel, coming out February 6, 2018 from Simon Pulse/Simon & Schuster. 

Gloria currently lives in Chicago with her ever-supportive husband, for whom she became a nine-hole golfer (sometimes seven). She is always up for cooperative board games, Dance Dance Revolution, or soup dumplings. She was also once a black belt in kung-fu and a competitive dancer, but that side of her was drilled and suctioned out. 

Visit her tea-and-book-filled world at and find her on Twitter @gloriacchao.

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