|aThe liberation army dancer -- Destroy the Four Olds! -- Writing Da-zi-bao -- The Red successors -- Graduation -- The sound of drums and gongs -- The propaganda wall -- A search in passing -- Fate -- Junior high school at last -- Locked up -- An educable child -- Half-city Jiangs -- The class education exhibition -- The rice harvest -- The incriminating letter -- Sweeping.
|aA twelve year old girl's memoir of her struggles and sacrifices during the Cultural Revolution in China and of her loyalty and love for her family.
Publishers WeeklyBest Book * ALA Best Book for Young Adults * ALA Notable Children's Book * ALABooklistEditors' ChoiceIn the tradition of The Diary of Anne Frank and I Am Malala, this is the incredible true story of one girl's courage and determination during one of the most terrifying eras of the twentieth century. This edition includes a detailed glossary, pronunciation guide, discussion questions, and a Q&A with the author.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, honest, and deeply personal autobiography will appeal to readers of all ages.