PCC Reads 2013 - Girl in Translation

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This year’s PCC Reads book, Girl in Translation, by Jean Kwok, is a semi-autobiographical account of a Chinese-American immigrant girl who must learn to “translate” culture and language.

PCC Reads is a District Diversity Council project to encourage students, faculty and staff to examine critically issues of race, equity, and social justice through reading and discussing a common book. This year’s book, Girl in Translation, by Jean Kwok, is a semi-autobiographical account of a Chinese-American immigrant girl who must learn to “translate” culture and language. It touches upon the themes of immigration, poverty, education, and family.

PCC Library has copies of Girl in Translation in paper and audio formats. Get reading today and see PCC Reads Girl in Translation for additional information.  

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