The Resource Girl in translation, Jean Kwok

Girl in translation, Jean Kwok

Label
Girl in translation
Title
Girl in translation
Statement of responsibility
Jean Kwok
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Overview: Introducing a fresh, exciting new voice, an inspiring debut about a Chinese 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 American immigrant novel - a moving tale of hardship and triumph, heartbreak and love, and all that gets lost in translation
Summary
Emigrating with her mother from Hong Kong to Brooklyn, Kimberly Chang begins a secret double life as an exceptional schoolgirl during the day and sweatshop worker at night, an existence also marked by a first crush and the pressure to save her family from poverty.
Theme
Storyline
Tone
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Character
Award
Alex Award, 2011.
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348822
Cataloging source
YDXCP
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Kwok, Jean
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
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840
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • Women immigrants
  • Chinese American teenagers
  • Mothers and daughters
  • Chinese American teenagers
  • Mothers and daughters
  • Women immigrants
Target audience
adult
Label
Girl in translation, Jean Kwok
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn708327281
Dimensions
20 cm
Edition
First Riverhead trade paperback edition.
Extent
307 pages
Isbn
9781594485152
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)708327281
Label
Girl in translation, Jean Kwok
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn708327281
Dimensions
20 cm
Edition
First Riverhead trade paperback edition.
Extent
307 pages
Isbn
9781594485152
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)708327281

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