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Red Scarf Girl Audiobook

Red Scarf Girl: A Memoir of the Cultural Revolution

Twelve-year-old Ji-li Jiang has brains, friends, and a bright future. Then Mao Zedong launches China’s infamous Cultural Revolution. Soon school is suspended and students are getting caught up in the fervor of Mao’s extreme politics. When Ji-li’s family is accused of capitalist crimes, all of her beautiful dreams burst like soap bubbles. Because Ji-li’s grandfather was a landlord, her family is harassed and humiliated. Their home is searched, and they live in constant fear. Nonetheless, Ji-li remains loyal to her beloved Chairman Mao....
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Twelve-year-old Ji-li Jiang has brains, friends, and a bright future. Then Mao Zedong launches China’s infamous Cultural Revolution. Soon school is suspended and students are getting caught up in the fervor of Mao’s extreme politics. When Ji-li’s family is accused of capitalist crimes, all of her beautiful dreams burst like soap bubbles. Because Ji-li’s grandfather was a landlord, her family is harassed and humiliated. Their home is searched, and they live in constant fear. Nonetheless, Ji-li remains loyal to her beloved Chairman Mao and endeavors to "reform her ideology". But with her father’s detention, Ji-li is faced with the most difficult choice of her life.

Told with simple grace, this is the true story of a family’s courage in one of the most terrifying eras of modern history. Christina Moore’s moving narration makes the Jiang family’s saga unforgettable.

©1997 Ji-li Jiang (P)1999 Recorded Books

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    Sharon 10-02-15
    Sharon 10-02-15 Member Since 2015
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    "compelling story"

    I downloaded this book to.listen on my commutes - the book had been one my 10th grade daughter assigned readings for her World History class. I wanted to learn more.about China's history as much as I wanted to help my daughter with her schoolwork. Jiang Ji-Li really brings to life with her personal experiences what it was like to live during the Cultural Revolution. Christina Moore did an amazing storytelling job - she.did a remarkable job of capturing the tone and personas of Miss.Jiang's characters.. Definitely one of my best downloads yet.

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    Zane RAMONA, CA, United States 04-14-15
    Zane RAMONA, CA, United States 04-14-15 Member Since 2011
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    "SOOOOOOO FRUSTRATING!!!"
    If you could sum up Red Scarf Girl in three words, what would they be?

    FRUSTRATING!!!
    Angering.
    Revealing.


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    Stress, then relief.


    What about Christina Moore’s performance did you like?

    I liked the emotions she expressed in the reading.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    See the frightening exposure of Mao's Communist China.


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    Sherri Barrett 03-14-14

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    "Okay, just okay"
    Would you try another book from Ji-li Jiang and/or Christina Moore?

    Probably not


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    I have a hard time understanding Communist China culture.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    Probably would


    Any additional comments?

    Not my favorite book, but I was interested enough to finish it.

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