Maggie Chen was born with ink in her blood. Her 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 local newspaper. While assisting on her first story, Maggie learns that her father is suspected of illegal activity, and she 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."
- Hardback | 215 pages
- 144.78 x 210.82 x 27.94mm | 521.63g
- 05 Apr 2010
- Cengage Learning, Inc
- Wadsworth Publishing Co Inc
- Belmont, CA, United States
"In the month after 16-year-old Maggie Chen s father, a respected journalist, was killed in a hit-and-run accident, a basement flood destroys his notebooks...Ingold relies on some contrivance to link her plot strands, but the openended conclusion feels realistic and highlights Maggie s elemental questions about how family history influences personal identity and how life moves forward after impossible loss."--"Booklist""Ingold (Hitch) weaves together two intersecting stories in this novel about identity and family...Though the historical chapters start slower, as Fai-yi's story builds, so does the tension and drama, especially his emotionally fraught relationship with his sister and star-crossed love...Ingold offers insight into the sacrifices and secrets involved in emigration from China during this period and their ripple effects."--"Publishers Weekly""This novel is a must read for those who love mysteries and family history."--"VOYA""
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Her father would be so proud; at least that\'s what Maggie Chen hopes. He was a great newspaper reporter, and now Maggie has a coveted intern position at a local newspaper. It hasn\'t been a year since Maggie\'s father, Steven Chen, was killed by a hit and run driver. The story is that he was lost and attempting to find his way home from a reporting assignment. Now, Maggie has a chance to move on and focus on something productive and at the same time follow in her father\'s reporter footsteps. Her mother, busy teaching at the local university, thinks Maggie should relax this summer and have fun. She doesn\'t seem to want to listen as Maggie tells her how much this internship means, and besides, her friends are all off having their own summer experiences and aren\'t available to hang out. As she heads off for her first day, she hopes this summer will open new doors and help her feel even closer to her father. The first day on the job doesn\'t go well, but Maggie is determined to prove herself. Her hard work pays off when she is sent on assignment with another reporter. Together they begin to unravel a mystery at city hall involving the planning commission and a contractor who may have connections to an unsolved murder. The catch is Maggie\'s father seems to be connected, too. Author of PAPER DAUGHTER, Jeanette Ingold, creates a story-within-a-story. Maggie Chen is excited to prove herself as a future news reporter, and at the same time readers learn about her father\'s possible secret past. As the current scandal in city government is uncovered, another mystery makes itself known.show moreby TeensReadToo