An outstanding student and much admired leader of her class, Ji-Li Jiang was poised for a shining future in the Communist party until the Cultural Revolution of 1966. Told with simplicity, innocence and grace, this unforgettable memoir gives a child's eye view of a terrifying time in 20th-century history--and of one family's indomitable courage ...
An outstanding student and much admired leader of her class, Ji-Li Jiang was poised for a shining future in the Communist party until the Cultural Revolution of 1966. Told with simplicity, innocence and grace, this unforgettable memoir gives a child's eye view of a terrifying time in 20th-century history--and of one family's indomitable courage under fire. ALA 1998 Notable Children's Book; ALA 1998 Best Books for Young Adults.
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If you liked the story of Anne Frank, you will also enjoy this young girl's story. The chinese cultural revolution was exciting as well as frightening for the youth in China. Ji Li Jiang writes of the changes during this time of cultural upheavel in a very personal way. I loved dthe book and am giving several away as Christmas presents. It is a very easy read, but also thought provoking.
Jul 16, 2009
Good for anyone who is interested in the Mao period.
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