Few audiobooks can boast the flawless chemistry of story and narrator that shimmers in Girl in Translation. In Jean Kwok’s debut novel, Kimberly Chang is only eleven years old when she and her mother come to America from Hong Kong. She tries to look past a squalid apartment and sweatshop work to imagine a better life, and she determines that excelling in school, despite a language barrier, is the way to realize this dream. With empathy and nuance, performer Grayce Wey beautifully voices Kimberly as she grows up, successfully conveying a girl’s confusion and longing as well as a young woman’s conflict and growing confidence. Open your ears to this inspiring and memorable production.
A Lovely Translation
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