Young Ju and her parents are going to live in America, where everyone can make lots of money. She thinks they are on their way to heaven. But when her mother and father have to work three jobs just to pay the rent and everyone speaks a new language and has new customs, Young Ju feels caught between two cultures. Her mother tells her she is a strong American girl with a future but her father is angry with her when she is not a respectful Korean daughter. This is a powerful and elegant novel about a girl's journey to adulthood and a family's struggle for a better life, which will resonate with migrants everywhere.
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'A dazzlingly written, heartbreaking story of a girl who defies tradition to ask for help to reclaim her life and that of her mother.'Readings Monthly, April 2002'I enjoyed reading this book because you get an inside look at a different culture and it can make you understand what others go through to fit in.'Jaffa, aged 14, Victoria REACT'Na's writing is remarkable this charming novel is wholly engaging.'ViewpointSpring 2002'a skilfully modulated work of fiction and an exceptional read'Sunday AgeMay 2002About the Author:
An Na was born in Korea and grew up in San Diego, California. She graduated from Amherst College and received her Master of Fine Arts degree from Norwich University. A former middle school teacher, she now divides her time writing in Oakland, California, and Warren, Vermont.
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Book Description Speak, 2003. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: The winner of the 2002 Michael L. Printz Award is now available in paperback. When her family moves to California from Korea, Young Ju Park grows from a child to adolescence in her new home, and finds a surprising new voice that's neither Korean nor American but uniquely her own. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_0142500275