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Jiang, Ji-li.
RED SCARF GIRL : A MEMOIR OF THE CULTURAL REVOLUTION
New York : HarperCollins, 1997.
IL 5-8. RL 6.6
ISBN 0060275855

(2 booktalks)

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Booktalk #1

"Red Scarf girl" is about a young girl growing up in Shanghai,china.The book is tall in her on compelling words also with alittle bit about her family and friends. the begin of the story starts with her being at school. While she's at scool she meets aliberation army dancer with pretty long black hair. Two of the children were picking out of her class to go with the liberation army dancer and princpal Long. they were all wondering why they was picking. So they went with her did some stretching and been ask to be in occured positions. The liberation Army dancer was impressed with Ji Li Jiang stretching and how flexible she was so she asked her to join the liberation army dance. So she went home so happy and couldn't wait to tell her parent's. But her father said she couldn't join because of something that happen in the family past. I will leave that for you to find out.  (Arleka Raynor, Herford County Middle School)

Booktalk #2

What would you do if you were told you had to testify against your family or risk losing your own future?  What if you were told to reveal a secret your family didnít want known or your frail grandma would be made to suffer?  These are decisions 12 year old Ji Li had to face during the Chinese Cultural Revolution.  This was a time when many innocent people were humiliated, tortured and even killed just because they were middle class or wealthy.  Though these years were confusing and painful, Ji Li showed great courage and independent thinking during a period when many people were being brainwashed by the Chinese government.  (Davinna Artibey, Denver Center for International Studies, DPS, CO)

SUBJECTS:    Jiang, Ji-li.
                        China -- History -- Cultural Revolution, 1966-1969 -- Personal narratives.

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