Red Scarf Girl: A Memoir of the Cultural Revolution
Publish date: 1999
Publisher: Scholastic Inc
Pages no: 285
Edition language: English
, Read For School
, Biography Memoir
there's some sort of controversy going on right now in the sinosphere, with a millionaire entrepreneur of chinese descent in the US relating some atrocities that occured to her during the Cultural Revolution. this isn't that book. 3/5
The book recounts the experiences of the author from 12-14 under Chairman Mao's Cultural Revolution. It's painful to read for all the reasons you might imagine: the constant fear, the temptation to lie and/or betray one's family and friends, the hysteria and violence and cruelty of a witch hunt. It'...
Memoir of a young girl as she and her family live through the Cultural Revolution in China. Documents her struggle of who to trust - family or government. Text flows simply and beautifully. Includes: glossary.
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