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Tiger Daughter : CBCA Winner Older Readers 2022 - Rebecca Lim

Tiger Daughter

CBCA Winner Older Readers 2022

By: Rebecca Lim

Paperback | 2 February 2021

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Wen Zhou is determined to create a future for herself that is more satisfying than the life her parents expect her to lead. Equal parts heartbreaking and hopeful, Tiger Daughter is a wonderfully compelling and authentic Own Voices novel about growing up Asian in Australia.

What I feel most days is that nothing is ever going to change. That my life won't even start, and that I'll be stuck like this forever.

Wen Zhou is the daughter and only child of Chinese immigrants whose move to the lucky country has proven to be not so lucky. Wen and her friend, Henry Xiao - whose mum and dad are also struggling immigrants - both dream of escape from their unhappy circumstances, and form a plan to sit an entrance exam to a selective high school far from home. But when tragedy strikes, it will take all of Wen's resilience and resourcefulness to get herself and Henry through the storm that follows.

Tiger Daughter is a novel that will grab hold of you and not let go.

About the Author

Rebecca Lim is an Australian writer, illustrator, editor and lawyer. She is the author of over twenty books, including The Astrologer's Daughter (a Kirkus Best Book of 2015 and CBCA Notable Book for Older Readers), Wraith and the internationally bestselling Mercy. Her work has been shortlisted for the Prime Minister's Literary Awards and Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Awards, shortlisted multiple times for the Aurealis Awards and Davitt Awards, and longlisted for the Gold Inky Award and the David Gemmell Legend Award.

Rebecca is a co-founder of the Voices from the Intersection initiative to support emerging young adult and children's authors and illustrators who are First Nations, People of Colour, LGBTIQA+ or living with disability, and is a co-editor of Meet Me at the Intersection, a groundbreaking anthology of YA #OwnVoice memoir, poetry and fiction.
Industry Reviews
"'This gem of a book is packed with moments of unbearable tension and characters so complex and vivid they will stay with you long after it ends. At once heartbreaking and uplifting, Tiger Daughter is a testament to the strength of women and girls - and a terrific read. I couldn't put it down. Beautiful. Brutal. Brilliant.' - Ambelin Kwaymullina

'An unforgettable story of family, friendship and finding your voice. I adore this book.' - Nova Weetman

""Wen and Henry's story is one of community, friendship, courage, and solidarity in unexpected places....A middle school must read."" -Booklist, starred review
 
""...an eye-opening novel that covers weighty issues... A tidy, uplifting ending, paired with Wen's vulnerable first-person voice, round out this heartstring-tugging read. "" -Publishers Weekly, starred review
 
""Empathy and kindness prevail in this novel as mother and daughter both learn it is better to risk everything to do what is important rather than take no action, turning a bleak story into one about resilience and change."" -The Horn Book, starred review
 
""Tough but uplifting and, above all, heartfelt.""-Kirkus Reviews, starred review
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