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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
When 11-year-old 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 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
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
Writing style
Character
Award
Alex Award, 2011.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
348822
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kwok, Jean
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3611.W65
LC item number
G57 2010
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  • 840
  • 840
Literary form
fiction
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Chinese Americans
  • Women immigrants
  • Chinese American teenagers
  • Mothers and daughters
  • Sweatshops
  • Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.)
Target audience
adult
Label
Girl in translation, Jean Kwok
Link
https://bfgb.wordpress.com/2010/11/25/girl-in-translation-by-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
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
293 pages
Isbn
9781594487569
Lccn
2009041041
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
Imprint varies.
System control number
  • 449284776
  • (OCoLC)449284776
Label
Girl in translation, Jean Kwok
Link
https://bfgb.wordpress.com/2010/11/25/girl-in-translation-by-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
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
293 pages
Isbn
9781594487569
Lccn
2009041041
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
Imprint varies.
System control number
  • 449284776
  • (OCoLC)449284776

Library Locations

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      7770 Croaker Road, Williamsburg, VA, 23188, US
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      515 Scotland Street, Williamsburg, VA, 23185, US
      37.377573 -76.770995
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