Tiger Daughter is the story of growing up in Australia as a first-generation migrant child, told from the point of view of a Chinese/Australian girl. It was written by OwnVoices author Rebecca Lim, whose aim was to build empathy in mainstream readers about the challenges faced by migrant children who walk in two worlds – the “Western” world and the private, cultural world they have been brought up in.
It deals with weighty issues and would be an ideal class novel for Middle Years’ classes. It provides the much-needed perspective of a migrant story written by a migrant, and would give students the opportunity to walk in someone else’s shoes.
Teachers’ notes are available HERE.
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