Red Scarf Girl

Red Scarf Girl : A Memoir of the Cultural Revolution

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This accessible autobiography is the true story of one girl's determination to hold her family together 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, friends, and a bright future in Communist China. But it's also the year that China's leader, Mao Ze-dong, launches the Cultural RevolutionÂand 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. When Ji-li's father is finally imprisoned, she faces the most difficult dilemma of her life.

A personal and painful memoirÂa page-turner as well as excellent material for social studies curriculaÂRed Scarf Girl also includes a thorough glossary and pronunciation guide.

Supports the Common Core State Standards
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  • Hardback
  • United States
  • English
  • 0060275863
  • 9780060275860

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