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Red scarf girl: a memoir of the Cultural Revolution

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Publishers Weekly Best Book * ALA Best Book for Young Adults * ALA Notable Children's Book * ALA Booklist Editors' Choice

Moving, honest, and deeply personal, Red Scarf Girl is the incredible true story of one girl's 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 Revolution--and 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 it includes a detailed glossary and a pronunciation guide.

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ISBN:
9780061667718
9780064462082
9781413136289
9780060275853
9780060275860
9780062035349
Reading Level:
UG
Level 5, 8 Points
Lexile measure:
780L
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Last Update 2018-05-24 23:14:15PM
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subject_facet China -- History, China -- History -- Cultural Revolution, 1966-1969 -- Personal narratives, China -- History -- Cultural Revolution, 1966-1976 -- Personal narratives, China -- History -- Cultural Revolution, 1966-1976 -- Personal narratives -- Juvenile literature, China -- History -- Juvenile literature, China -- History. -- Cultural Revolution, 1966-1976, Jiang, Ji-li, Jiang, Ji-li -- Juvenile literature
title_display Red scarf girl : a memoir of the Cultural Revolution
title_full Red Scarf Girl A Memoir of the Cultural Revolution, Red scarf girl : a memoir of the Cultural Revolution / Ji-li Jiang ; foreword by David Henry Hwang
title_short Red scarf girl :
title_sub a memoir of the Cultural Revolution
topic_facet Biography & Autobiography, History, Jiang, Ji-li, Personal narratives, Young Adult Nonfiction