Girl in Translation

Girl in Translation

Audiobook CD - 2010
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Unabridged CDs, 8 CDs, 10 hours
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Introducing a fresh, exciting Chinese-American voice, Girl in Translation is an inspiring debut about a young immigrant in America, a smart girl who, living a double life between school and sweatshop, understands that her family's future is in her hands.

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Publisher: New York : Penguin Audio, p2010
Edition: Unabridged ed
ISBN: 9780142427996
Branch Call Number: CDA FIC KWO
Characteristics: 8 sound discs (ca. 9 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in
Additional Contributors: Wey, Grayce

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bnotash70 Oct 07, 2012

A Chinese girl and her mother are brought to NYC by her aunt who petitioned for them to get US visas, as if she were helping them. Actually she had them work in her husband's clothing manufacturing sweatshop as slaves, having them live illegally in a condemned heatless empty building they owned. They knew no English upon arriving and all the people in the sweatshop only spoke Chinese. But the very young ( only 6 when she arrived) girl was brilliant and somehow learned English, went to a school miles from the building, and got outstanding grades while working backbreaking hours helping her mother in the sweatshop. She gets a scholarship to a prestigious high school and ends up a neurosurgeon. Wonderful story. I gave it to Lesa and told Victoria, Mark's friend who is Chinese, to read it. The girl who narrates the bood was wonderful.

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