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Girl in translation / Jean Kwok.

Kwok, Jean. (Author).


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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Brookfield Library LP F/KWOK (Text to phone) 34029119915030 Adult Fiction Large Type Available -
Easton Public Library LP KOWK (Text to phone) 37777120014394 Adult Fiction Large Type Available -
Killingworth Library Association LP FIC KWO (Text to phone) 33420145039211 Adult Large Type Available -
Mark Twain Library Association - Redding FIC Kwo LP (Text to phone) 33620108196300 Adult Large Type Available -

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When Kimberly Chang and her mother emigrate from Hong Kong to Brooklyn, Kimberly begins a secret double life: exceptional schoolgirl during the day, Chinatown sweatshop worker at night. Disguising the difficult truths of her life -- like the extent of her poverty, the degree to which her family's future rests on her, or her secret love for a factory boy who shares none of her talent or ambition -- Kimberly learns to constantly translate not just her language but herself between the worlds she straddles. Through Kimberly's story, author Jean Kwok, who also emigrated from Hong Kong as a young girl, brings to the page the lives of countless immigrants who are caught between the pressure to succeed in America, their duty to family, and their personal desires, exposing a world that we rarely hear about.
Subject: Chinese > New York (State) > New York > Fiction.
Women immigrants > Fiction.
Chinese American teenagers > Fiction.
Mothers and daughters > Fiction.
Large type books.
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