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Girl in Translation - Jean Kwok

Girl in Translation - Jean Kwok

Penguin Books Ltd

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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?

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