Seeing Emily

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Harry N. Abrams, Mar 1, 2007 - Juvenile Fiction - 288 pages
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"A perceptive, lyrical novel about a Chinese American girl seeking a new vision of herself"
Readers will instantly relate to the heady, messy experience of being a teenager in this poignant novel in free verse, which "Publishers Weekly" called highly visual and eloquently wrought and" Kirkus" called finely crafted. Emily, a Chinese American teen, is determined to reinvent herself outside the mold in which her family and friends have always viewed her. Her interest in a sexy new student propels her to try out different versions of herself. In the end her art may provide the key to understanding who she is.
An International Reading Association Notable Book
A New York Public Library Best Book for the Teen Age

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This story is written in prose. Since Emily is an American-Chinese artist, the long lyrical script seems to work out elegantly. The descriptions Wong uses are artistic and soft much like a Chinese ... Read full review

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This is a good book about assimilating into a new culture and finding the one constant in your life that helps those changes take place.


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About the author (2007)

Joyce Lee Wong is the winner of numerous "new talent" prizes given by the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators. She is a lawyer, and lives in Los Angeles with her husband and two small children.

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