Ties that Bind, Ties that Break by Lensey Namioka
Summaries in 66 Words or less …
Ailin is a girl who does not want her feet bound. She is refused for an arranged marriage. She is later sent to a public school, her grandmother dies. When her father dies, she is dropped out of school by her uncle. She then is employed by a family as an amah. Years after, she goes to America and meets and starts a restaurant with someone.
Ties that Bind, Ties that Break is a heartbreaking story where a girl called Ailin is being forced to get her feet bound. Ailin is determined to do different things in life. Ailin started to become a babysitter. She left home. Years later she went to Canada and lived there for the rest of her life.