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The woman warrior: Memoirs of a Girlhood Among Ghosts

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National Book Critics Circle Award Winner
“A classic, for a reason” – Celeste Ng via Twitter

With this bestselling book, the award-winning author created an entirely new form—an exhilarating blend of autobiography and mythology, of world and self, of hot rage and cool analysis. First published in 1976, it has become a classic in its innovative portrayal of multiple and intersecting identities—immigrant, female, Chinese, American. 
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. A warrior of words, she forges fractured myths and memories into an incandescent whole, achieving a new understanding of her family’s past and her own present.

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9780394400679
9780307759337
9780329097547
9780072435191
9780679721888
Accelerated Reader:
UG
Level 5.7, 11 Points
Lexile measure:
880L
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National Book Critics Circle Award Winner
“A classic, for a reason” – Celeste Ng via Twitter

With this bestselling book, the award-winning author created an entirely new form—an exhilarating blend of autobiography and mythology, of world and self, of hot rage and cool analysis. First published in 1976, it has become a classic in its innovative portrayal of multiple and intersecting identities—immigrant, female, Chinese, American. 
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. A warrior of words, she forges fractured myths and memories into an incandescent whole, achieving a new understanding of her family’s past and her own present.

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subject_facetChinese Americans -- California -- Social life and customs
Kingston, Maxine Hong -- Childhood and youth
Special collections -- Sacramento Public Library
United States -- Biography
title_displayThe woman warrior : memoirs of a girlhood among ghosts
title_fullThe Woman Warrior Memoirs of a Girlhood Among Ghosts
The woman warrior : memoirs of a girlhood among ghosts / Maxine Hong Kingston
title_shortThe woman warrior
title_subMemoirs of a Girlhood Among Ghosts
topic_facetBiography & Autobiography
Childhood and youth
Chinese Americans
Kingston, Maxine Hong
Nonfiction
Sacramento Public Library
Social life and customs
Sociology
Special collections
Women's Studies