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Girl in Translation

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304 pages

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. In an indelible voice, Jean Kwok has written a classic novel of the immigrant experience -- a moving tale of hardship and triumph, heartbreak and love, and all that gets lost in translation. (Bestseller)

Ah-Kim Chang and her mother immigrate to Brooklyn, where they work for Aunt Paula in a Chinatown clothing factory. Kim's hard work earns her a place at an elite private school, where she is befriended by Annette, who helps her adjust to America.

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Girl in Translation
2011, Penguin Books, Limited
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Girl in Translation
May 03, 2011, Perfection Learning
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Girl in translation
2011, Thorpe
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Girl in translation
2010, Center Point Pub.
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Girl in translation

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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. In an indelible voice, Jean Kwok has written a classic novel of the immigrant experience -- a moving tale of hardship and triumph, heartbreak and love, and all that gets lost in translation. (Bestseller)

Ah-Kim Chang and her mother immigrate to Brooklyn, where they work for Aunt Paula in a Chinatown clothing factory. Kim's hard work earns her a place at an elite private school, where she is befriended by Annette, who helps her adjust to America.

Girl in Translation

This edition was published in by Penguin Books, Limited


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PS3611.W65

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OL28468029M
Internet Archive
girlintranslatio0000kwok_v6f4
ISBN 13
9780141042749

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