Hide From Your Kids for a Few Hours This Week and Read Girl in Translation
June 29, 2010
While your kids of are off at day camp or watching their 1 allotted hour of television, sneak off and read Jean Kwok’s Girl in Translation.
Synopsis: When Kimberly Chang moves from Hong Kong to Brooklyn, she begins a double life: over-achieving schoolgirl during the day, Chinatown sweatshop worker at night. Though difficult and daunting, Kimberly must learn to integrate her two worlds and embrace the truths about who she is.
Why We Love It: Author Jean Kwok, who also emigrated from Hong Kong as a young girl, is a fresh new voice, bringing worlds we rarely hear about to life in this unforgettable coming-of-age story.
Get Yours: bn.com