A Girl Named Faithful Plum

By Bernstein, Richard

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ISBN
978-0-375-96960-7 978-0-375-86960-0
Publisher
Knopf (Random House Children's Books)


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Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on January 1, 2011  |  Biographies

This narrative biography of Chinese ballerina Li Zhongmei (written by her husband) follows her difficult childhood journey in 1978 to audi...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Junior Library Guild

Reviewed on November 1, 2011

In this moving account of triumph over adversity, Li Zhongmei’s husband, a newspaper reporter for the New York Times, describes his wife’s remarkable journey from remote northern China to accomplished dancer, with a focus on one pivotal year. Readers will be astonished by the facts of Li Zhongmei’s life in rural China in the 1970s: Zhongmei and her siblings each received one hardboiled egg per year (as their sole birthday gift); Zhongmei regularly sang and danced to celebrate the “brave peasants” of the Cultural Revolution, sometimes acting as a sharpshooter killing ...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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