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 Woman warrior : memoirs of a girlhood among ghosts
 Author: Kingston, Maxine Hong

 Publisher:  Vintage International/Vintage Books (1989)

 Dewey: 979.4
 Classification: Biography
 Physical Description: 209 p.,  18 cm

 BTSB No: 519653 ISBN: 9780679721888
 Ages: 16-18 Grades: 11-12

 Kingston, Maxine Hong -- Childhood and youth
 Chinese Americans -- California -- Social life and customs
 United States -- Biography

Price: $13.12

As a girl, Kingston lives in two confounding worlds: the California to which her parents have immigrated and the China of her mother's "talk stories." The fierce and wily women warriors of her mother's tales clash jarringly with the harsh reality of female oppression out of which they come. Kingston's sense of self emerges in the mystifying gaps in these stories, which she learns to fill with stories of her own.

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