Girl in Translation
By Jean Kwok
(Center Point Large Print, Hardcover, Large Print, 9781602858879, 367pp.)
Publication Date: October 2010
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- Throughout Girl in Translation, the author uses creative spelling to show Kimberly’s mis-hearing and misunderstanding of English words. How does the language of the novel evolve as Kimberly grows and matures? Do you see a change in the respective roles that English and Chinese play in the narrative as it progresses?