I can’t recommend this historical young adult novel enough.
A 17-year-old Chinese American girl who works as a lady’s maid, moonlights as a columnist, Miss Sweetie, speaking her mind about the issues of the day. I absolutely adored Jo Kuan. She’s a complicated girl living in complicated times.
The writing is elegant, although the tense and point of view took me a little while to get into.
If you’re looking for historicals to enrich your impressions of American culture, this is one to check out.
All the stars.