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Maryville Reads 2011
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Girl in Translation

Be sure to pick up your copy of Jean Kwok's Girl in Translation, this year's book selection for Maryville Reads.

About the book: "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—the staggering degree of her poverty, the weight of her family’s future resting on her shoulders, 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." --from the Jean Kwok Webpage.

 

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About the Author

A Girl Gets Off a Boat -- interview from Publisher's Weekly 3/15/2010

"The sweatshop was my second home" -- Jean Kwok writes for the Mail on Sunday, 8/8/2010

Jean Kwok's Webpage

Women Writers of Color--Jean Kwok -- interview from Color Online

 

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