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Chinese Girl in the Ghetto Paperback – March 18, 2011
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I highly recommend this book for readers interested in modern China, or American urban affairs. I also recommend it to younger readers, who may find in Ying Ma a kindred spirit navigating the difficult shoals of adolescence and young adulthood.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I put it in the top tier of the best books I've read, and I'm 80 yo. While reading, you'll find yourself in her shoes, and feeling her pain.Published 1 month ago by Bob in Coloma CA
I can say my life mirrors hers almost. Nothing really new in her book. Inner cities are all alike with immigrants living that kind of life. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Amazon Shopper
Interesting narrative but she skips too much of her adolescence and time in college. It would have be interesting to hear about those times as well.Published 7 months ago by L. Freeman
Learned of this from an author interview and story clicked with thoughts of the Boston Marathon tragedy and what it is like to arrive in this country and live in the inner city. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Chuckles
It starts as a fascinating look at life in 1980s China from the perspective of a child, and turns into the story about the struggles of new immigrants to the US who find themselves... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Lula Torintza