Not Just a Simple Chinese Girl by Kara Eng


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Living in the outskirts of Chicago’s Chinatown, Vanessa Jade Lee always believed that she knew the truth about herself and her family. Her days have been filled with nothing but bliss and joy…or so it seems… For the past ten years, she had set her eyes forward, determined to forget, trying desparately to flee from the pain of the past.

But all efforts to avoid such memories slowly unravel when she encounters a mysterious photograph that threatens to tear apart her family and the reality of its troubled past. forced to distinguish between truth and, sometimes unintentional, lies and deception, Vanessa realizes that she must be willing to break through the glass of her own little world and consider the sacrifices she must make in order to get to the bottom of this.

About the author:
Kara Eng has been influenced by her Chinese-American family, culture, and community write ever since she was a little girl. Her love for Christ has led her to found her Inspire Club to involve, impact, and inspire others in Chicago. When she’s not engrossed in books, you will find her playing volleyball, babysitting, or hanging out with friends. You can find her on Instagram and Facebook