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Girl in translation: a novel

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IL: UG - BL: 5.7 - AR Pts: 13
Lexile measure:
840L
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Unabridged CDs, 8 CDs, 10 hours Read by TBA Introducing a fresh, exciting Chinese-American voice, Girl in Translation is an inspiring debut about a young immigrant in America, a smart girl who, living a double life between school and sweatshop, understands that her family's future is in her hands. .
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ISBN:
9781594487569
9781101187487
160285887
9781594485152
9781602858879
9780142427996
9780307736192
Reading Level:
UG
Level 5.7, 13 Points
Lexile measure:
840L
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Grouped Work ID fa175cf6-5529-e01e-eb78-0adfeeb49e5a
Full title girl in translation
Author kwok jean
Grouping Category book
Last Update 2018-05-21 23:05:26PM
Last Indexed 2018-05-21 18:12:26PM

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display_description 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.
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subject_facet Audiobooks, Chinese -- New York (State) -- New York -- Fiction, Chinese American teenagers -- Fiction, Large type books, Mothers and daughters -- Fiction, Women immigrants -- Fiction
title_display Girl in translation
title_full Girl in Translation, Girl in translation / Jean Kwok, Girl in translation [sound recording] : a novel / Jean Kwok, Girl in translation [text (large print)] / Jean Kwok
title_short Girl in translation
title_sub a novel
topic_facet Audiobooks, Chinese, Chinese American teenagers, Fiction, Large type books, Literature, Mothers and daughters, Women immigrants