Things aren’t looking good for 14-year-old Mehrigul. She
yearns to be in school, but she’s needed on the family farm. The longer she’s
out of school, the more likely it is that she’ll be sent off to a Chinese factory—perhaps
never to return.
Her only hope is an American woman who buys one of her
decorative vine baskets for a staggering sum and says she will return in three
weeks for more. Mehrigul must brave terrible storms, torn-up hands from working
the fields, and her father’s scorn to get the baskets done. The stakes are
high, and time is passing. The Vine
Basket is powerful intergenerational story of a strong, creative young
artist in a cruelly oppressive society. Download and start listening now!