When her extreme shyness makes her unable to speak at her new American school, twelve-year-old Jinna, newly arrived from China, retreats into her own fairy tale world.
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Dori Jones Yang has written a variety of books, fiction and nonfiction, for children and adults. She grew up in Ohio, studied Mandarin Chinese in Singapore, and worked many years as a foreign correspondent in Hong Kong, covering China. Her first children’s book, The Secret Voice of Gina Zhang, won two awards and was reprinted in 2011.
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Book Description Pleasant Company Publications, 2000. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: These contemporary novels feature girls who face everyday challenges and more serious problems as they approach their teen years. In figuring out how to cope when life is less than perfect, they begin to understand what growing up is all about.Jinna Zhang is a bright, thoughtful, and imaginative 12-year-old Chinese girl. But when she is overcome by shyness at her new American school, she loses her ability to speak and retreats into an inner fairy-tale world. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_1584852046