Girl in translation: a novel

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Introducing a fresh, exciting Chinese-American voice, an inspiring debut about an immigrant girl forced to choose between two worlds and two futures. When Kimberly Chang and her mother emigrate from Hong Kong to Brooklyn squalor, she quickly begins a secret double life: exceptional schoolgirl during the day, Chinatown sweatshop worker in the evenings. Disguising the more difficult truths of her life-like the staggering degree of her poverty, the weight of her family's future resting on her shoulders, 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 back and forth 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 their family, and their own personal desires, exposing a world that we rarely hear about. Written in an indelible voice that dramatizes the tensions of an immigrant girl growing up between two cultures, surrounded by a language and world only half understood, Girl in Translation is an unforgettable and classic novel of an American immigrant-a moving tale of hardship and triumph, heartbreak and love, and all that gets lost in translation. Watch a Video
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9781594485152
9780142427996
9781101187487
9780307736192
9781594487569
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840L
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subject_facetAbraham Lincoln Award nominee book, 2016
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Chinese -- New York (State) -- New York -- Fiction
Chinese American teenagers
Chinese American teenagers -- Fiction
Chinese fiction
Chinese fiction -- New York (State) -- New York
Coming of age -- Fiction
Electronic books
FICTION -- Coming of Age
Fiction
Mothers and daughters
Mothers and daughters -- Fiction
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title_displayGirl in translation
title_fullGirl in Translation
Girl in translation / Jean Kwok
Girl in translation [CD sound recording] : a novel / Jean Kwok
Girl in translation [electronic resource] / Jean Kwok
title_shortGirl in translation
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Coming of Age
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