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The Amah (Novel) by Laurence Yep
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The Amah (Novel) (edition 1999)

by Laurence Yep (Author)

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Title:The Amah (Novel)
Authors:Laurence Yep (Author)
Info:Putnam Juvenile (1999), Edition: First Edition, 181 pages
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Amy feels conflicted when her mother becomes an amah(a nanny) for the perfect Miss Stephanie. While her mother's at work, Amy has to watch her younger brothers and sisters, which means missing ballet practices. Amy wants to be a good daughter, but she also wants to keep her role in the upcoming dance production.
This is a story that many kids could relate to while learning more about chinese culture. ( )
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Amy feels conflicted when her mother becomes an amah (a nanny) for the perfect Miss Stephanie. While her mother's at work, Amy has to watch her younger brothers and sisters, which means missing ballet practices. Amy wants to be a good daughter, but she also wants to keep her role in the upcoming dance production. Can she find a way to balance family obligations with her desire for independence?

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Twelve-year-old Amy finds her family responsibilities growing and interfering with her ballet practice when her mother takes a job outside the home.

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