Paper Daughter by Jeanette Ingold

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Maggie Chen's journalist father has fired her imagination with the thrill of the newsroom, and when her father is killed, she is determined to keep his dreams alive by interning at the newspaper.

While assisting on her first story, Maggie learns that her father is suspected of illegal activity, and knows she must clear his name. Drawn to Seattle’s Chinatown, she discovers things that are far from what she expected: secrets, lies, and a connection to the Chinese Exclusion Era. Using all of her newspaper instincts and resources, Maggie is forced to confront her ethnicity—and a family she never knew.

 

About Jeanette Ingold

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JEANETTE INGOLD, the author of six young adult novels, has been writing since she worked as a reporter on a daily newspaper many years ago. Her novel Hitch was a Christopher Award winner. She lives in Missoula, Montana.
 
Published April 5, 2010 by HMH Books for Young Readers. 229 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, History. Fiction

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Maggie Chen, 16, an intern at a Seattle newspaper who is grieving her journalist father’s recent death, is shocked to discover that he fabricated his family history.

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