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Girl in translation / Jean Kwok.

Girl in translation / Jean Kwok.
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ISBN 9780141042749 (paperback)
Author Kwok, Jean author.
Title Girl in translation / Jean Kwok.
Publisher/Date London : Penguin, 2011.
Pagination etc. 293 pages ; 20 cm.
Summary Note Kimberley Chang and her mother move from Hong Kong to New York. A new life awaits them - making a new home in a new country. But all they can afford is a verminous, broken-windowed Brooklyn apartment. The only heating is an unreliable oven. They are deep in debt. And neither one speaks one word of English. Yet there is hope. Eleven-year-old Kim goes to school. And though cut off by an alien language and culture and forced by poverty to work nights in a sweatshop - she finds the classroom challenges liberating. In books and learning she'll be saved. But can Kim successfully turn to lost girl from Hong Kong into a happy American woman? And should she?
Subject Chinese -- New York (State) New York -- Fiction
Women immigrants -- Fiction
Chinese American teenagers -- Fiction
Mothers and daughters -- Fiction
Families -- Fiction
Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.) -- Fiction
Shelf Location F KWOK
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