Throwaway Daughter

Throwaway Daughter

Paperback - 2003
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A dramatic and moving YA novel by Ting-xing Ye, the internationally acclaimed author of A Leaf in the Bitter Wind , working with her husband, William Bell, author of the award-winning novels for young adults Forbidden City , Zack , and Stones .
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Throwaway Daughter tells the dramatic and moving story of Grace Dong-mei Parker, a typical Canadian teenager until the day she witnesses the Tiananmen massacre on television. Horrified, she sets out to explore her Chinese ancestry, only to discover that she was one of the thousands of infant girls abandoned in China since the introduction of the one-child policy, strictly enforced by the Communist government. But Grace was one of the lucky ones, adopted as a baby by a loving Canadian couple.

With the encouragement of her adoptive parents, she studies Chinese and travels back to China in search of her birth mother. She manages to locate the village where she was born, but at first no one is willing to help her. However, Grace never gives up and, finally, she is reunited with her birth mother, discovering through this emotional bond the truth of what happened to her almost twenty years before.
Publisher: Toronto, Ont. : Doubleday Canada, c2003
ISBN: 9780385659529
0385659520
Characteristics: 227 pages :,map ;,21 cm.
Additional Contributors: Bell, William 1945-2016- Author
Alternative Title: Throw away daughter

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eddylee
Feb 09, 2014

Extremely good book-it is bittersweet.. loved it.

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millyzhao
Apr 09, 2013

THEY SHOULD BUY MORE COPIES OF THIS BOOK IN THE LIBRARY

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ChocolateMocha
Jan 17, 2013

This was a very good book. It also found it very emotional :)

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Teddybear_11
Apr 30, 2011

This book is fit for kids who like to read stories and learn about history at the same time. Good book!

suju0707 Nov 21, 2010

OMG this was the best book i have ever read and i normally hate books but when i read this for school i loved it!!

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