Red Scarf Girl: A Memoir of the Cultural Revolution

By | June 21, 2017
Red Scarf Girl: A Memoir of the Cultural Revolution Author Ji-li Jiang
ISBN-10 0064462080
ISBN-13 9780064462082
Year 2004-07-29
Pages 320
Language English
Publisher HarperCollins
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Publishers Weekly Best Book ALA Best Book for Young Adults ALA Notable Children s Book ALA Booklist Editors ChoiceMoving honest and deeply personal Red Scarf Girl is the incredible true story of one girls courage and determination during one of the most terrifying eras of the twentieth century It s 1966 and twelve year old Ji li Jiang has everything a girl could want brains popularity and a bright future in Communist China But it s also the year that China s leader Mao Ze dong launches the Cultural Revolutionand Ji li s world begins to fall apart Over the next few years people who were once her friends and neighbors turn on her and her family forcing them to live in constant terror of arrest And when Ji li s father is finally imprisoned she faces the most difficult dilemma of her life Written in an accessible and engaging style this page turning autobiography will appeal to readers of all ages and itincludes a detailed glossary and a pronunciation guide

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