Hidden in the Stacks Book Group @ Central
This month the Hidden in the Stacks Book Group will read and discuss "Girl in Translation" by Jean Kwok.
When Kimberly Chang and her mother emigrate from Hong Kong to Brooklyn, Kimberly begins a secret double life: exceptional schoolgirl during the day, Chinatown sweatshop worker at night. Disguising the difficult truths of her life -- like the extent of her poverty, the degree to which her family's future rests on her, or 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 between the worlds she straddles. Through Kimberly's story, author Jean Kwok, who also emigrated from Hong Kong as a young girl, brings to the page the lives of countless immigrants who are caught between the pressure to succeed in America, their duty to family, and their personal desires, exposing a world that we rarely hear about.
Free and open to the public. Space is limited. Registration is required. To register click the button below or contact the library for assistance. Copies of the book will be available to pick up at the Circulation Desk of the Central Library.
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- Tuesday, January 16, 2024
- 6:30pm - 7:30pm
- Time Zone:
- Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
- Robin Nyzio; 401-943-9080 x3; email@example.com
- Central Library