Praise for Bridge Across The Sky

“As an Asian-American who grew up in California, Ng’s beautiful novel-in-verse is the book I didn’t know I needed about our state’s long, difficult history at Angel Island.

“Younger readers, particularly from the AAPI community, will find Ng’s T.G. a relatable voice when learning how to grow and empower a community. T.G.’s thoughtful and sometimes heartbreaking journey on the island serves as a poignant reminder of both our historical struggles and the changes still needed for a brighter future.”

  • Celeste Pewter, political strategist and author of the forthcoming Infinite Sky (Bloomsbury, Winter 2026)


“Finally a book offering a glimpse into the Angel Island experience, a slice of American history that is too frequently overlooked or unknown! Ng’s verses weave a compelling and complex story that ultimately highlights the power carried through generations of people who came on the promises of dreams. A book of beautiful humanity and hope.”

  • Joanna Ho, recipient of the Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature Honor and New York Times bestselling author


“A vital part of Chinese American history is brought to life in this poignant and riveting book. Just like the poems carved on the walls of the Angel Island Immigration Station, Freeman Ng’s novel in verse will etch itself onto your heart.”

  • Andrea Wang, Newbery Honor-winning author of Watercress


“Ng examines the history of white imperialism and racism through lyrical and introspective verse, while conversational dialogue fosters intimacy and immediacy with contemporary readers.

“A vivid depiction of a lesser-known chapter in U.S history.”