Red Scarf Girl: A Memoir of the Cultural Revolution
- Publish Date: 2004-07-29
- Binding: Paperback
- Author: Ji-li Jiang
Publishers WeeklyÂ Best Book * ALA Best Book for Young Adults * ALA Notable Children's Book * ALAÂ BooklistÂ Editors' Choice
In the tradition of The Diary of Anne Frank and I Am Malala,Â this is the incredible true story of one girlâs courage and determination 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, popularity, 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. 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. This editionÂ includes a detailed glossary and pronunciation guide.