Paper Wife Summary
Laila Ibrahim

Everything you need to understand or teach Paper Wife by Laila Ibrahim.

  • Paper Wife Summary & Study Guide
  • 30 Paper Wife Lessons
  • 20 Activities
  • 180 Multiple Choice Questions
  • 60 Short Essay Questions
  • 20 Essay Questions
  • Pre-Made Tests and Quizzes
  • ...and more

Paper Wife Overview

Laila Ibrahim's Paper Wife is a historical novel written for young adults. It traces the journey of one young Chinese woman at the beginning of the twenty-first century who marries a Chinese man from America and must travel with him and his son to San Francisco to build a new life for herself while disguising herself as her husband's first, deceased wife -- a paper wife. This book explores the subject of immigration in the twenty-first century and is sympathetic to the cultural nuances of Chinese-American existence at a time when xenophobia was rampant and economic opportunities rare. The book discusses themes such as immigration, adoption, duty, and more.

Lesson Plan

Paper Wife Lesson Plans contain 142 pages of teaching material, including:

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