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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (4,106 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Ji-li Jang Narrator: Christina Moore Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Twelve-year-old Ji-li Jiang has brains, friends, and a bright future. Then Mao Zedong launches China's infamous Cultural Revolution. Soon school is suspended and students are getting caught up in the fervor of Mao's extreme politics. When Ji-li's family is accused of capitalist crimes, all of her beautiful dreams burst like soap bubbles. Because Ji-li's grandfather was a landlord, her family is harassed and humiliated. Their home is searched, and they live in constant fear. Nonetheless, Ji-li remains loyal to her beloved Chairman Mao and endeavors to reform her ideology. But with her father's detention, Ji-li is faced with the most difficult choice of her life.

Told with simple grace, this is the true story of a family's courage in one of the most terrifying eras of modern history. Christina Moore's moving narration makes the Jiang family's saga unforgettable.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Kelli | 2/3/2014

    " Red Scarf Girl just got added to my "Books Everyone Should Read" list. From a child's view and using fairly simple language, Jiang Ji-li's memoir perfectly captures the terror and confusion experienced by those growing up during China's Cultural Revolution. While the language is not difficult, and the accompanying glossary and pronunciation guide helps with the new terms and Chinese names, the subject matter makes this book more appropriate for middle school or early high school lessons than upper elementary. Jiang describes group humiliation & beatings, plus the societal brainwashing may be too difficult a concept for younger students. That said, this would be a perfect book for literature circles during civics or history lessons; I would also highly recommend this book for adult readers looking to learn more about this era in China's history. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Phyllis | 2/3/2014

    " An interesting and honest account "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by *Victoria The Last Airbender* | 2/2/2014

    " It was a good book.... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Jennifer Wyld | 2/1/2014

    " A really well written book about the Chinese cultural revolution from the perspective of a young woman living through it. The premise is of course awful and what the heck- did Chairman Mao read 1984 and Animal Farm and take notes??? Part of my middle school curriculum. "

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