Sunday, February 26, 2012
Sunday Book Review: Girl in Translation
I truly enjoyed reading A Girl in Translation by Jean Kwok. Kwok with seriousness and humor shares Kim and her mother's lives as immigrants in Brooklyn. You soon learn that the help they get isn't much. Kim now Kimberly goes to school and in time does very well despite the hours she needs to work to help her mother prepare clothing orders for pennies at the clothing factory. Kim grows up in a bit of a limbo of the Chinese culture and United States culture. You get a window into the challenges immigrants face when they come to the States. How even their own can limit them and the prejudices they face everywhere.