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Girl in translation

Author: Jean Kwok
Publisher: New York : Riverhead Books, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : 1st trade pbk. edView all editions and formats
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When Kimberly Chang and her mother emigrate from Hong Kong to Brooklyn squalor, she 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
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jean Kwok
ISBN: 1594485151 : PAP 9781594485152 : PAP
OCLC Number: 739838113
Notes: Reprint. Originally published: 2010.
Description: 307 pages ; 21 cm
Responsibility: Jean Kwok.

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When Kimberly Chang and her mother emigrate from Hong Kong to Brooklyn squalor, she 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 also herself back and forth between the worlds she straddles. -- Provided by publisher.

Emigrating with her mother from Hong Kong to Brooklyn, Kimberly begins a double life as a schoolgirl by day and sweatshop worker at night, an existence also marked by her first crush and the pressure to save her family from poverty.

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