Books By Beau Sides
Unseen Tears is a poignant, but hopeful, journey through the lives and challenges of orphans and orphanages in China. Even in the midst of overwhelming odds and very limited resources, there are people committed to supporting and transforming the lives of these most vulnerable children.
Set amidst the complexities and contradictions that is modern China, Unseen Tears draws on Beau Sides’ nearly 50 trips and teaching tours to China to paint an accurate picture of the challenges – and a glimpse of encouragement – for China’s orphans.Buy Now:
Lessons From China
Jan Cross, a recent graduate from the University of Mississippi, is on a plane headed for Beijing, China, to teach English at a Chinese university. Struggling to free herself of her ultra-independent behavior, she intentionally places herself in a situation that forces her to depend on others for help. Jan gets much more than she bargained for as she experiences a culture that is worlds apart from her beloved southern town of Jasper, Mississippi. Jan quickly learns that as a visitor and an employee, you don’t mess with the Chinese government or the university. The challenges of living and working abroad change her forever as she gives and receives lessons inside and outside of the classroom on life, social practices, international employment, and the deep bond of friendship.Lessons From China is a heartwarming exploration of China that innocently, and often humorously, takes into account the many differences and similarities to US culture through the eyes of a young American and first-time traveler.Buy Now: