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ISBN#9781594487569
BIB ID#1410547
Call# FIC Kwok

Girl in translation

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Summary/Annotation ->  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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SteinwayFIC KwokAdult Hard Cover0228552725506Due 7-14-2014
Central Adult Fiction- Ask at DeskFIC KwokAdult Hard Cover0228552929587Requested for Loan
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Astoria- Young AdultFIC KwokAdult Hard Cover0228553728947Due 7-10-2014
Jackson HeightsFIC KwokAdult Hard Cover0228553638567Available
GlendaleFIC KwokAdult Hard Cover0228553638799Due 8-2-2014
RidgewoodFIC KwokAdult Hard Cover0228553638708Due 8-1-2014
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GlendaleFIC KwokAdult Hard Cover0228553865905Due 8-2-2014
South Ozone ParkFIC KwokAdult Hard Cover0228553980035Available
FlushingFIC KwokAdult Hard Cover0228552276435Available
Windsor ParkFIC KwokAdult Hard Cover0228519307513Available
North Forest ParkFIC KwokAdult Hard Cover0228553638724Due 7-22-2014
Lefferts - Young AdultFIC KwokAdult Hard Cover0228553638690Available
Forest HillsFIC KwokAdult Hard Cover0228553638773Available
Fresh MeadowsFIC KwokAdult Hard Cover0228553638781Available
Long Island CityFIC KwokAdult Hard Cover0228553638807Available
SeasideFIC KwokAdult Hard Cover0228553638518Due 7-23-2014
Lefrak CityFIC KwokAdult Hard Cover0228553638732Available
Howard BeachFIC KwokAdult Hard Cover0228519332701Available

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