review ô Little White Duck A Childhood in China ✓ E-book or Kindle E-pub

Summary Little White Duck A Childhood in China

review ô Little White Duck A Childhood in China ✓ E-book, or Kindle E-pub ã The world is changing for two girls in China in the 1970s Da in—Big Piano—and her younger sister Xiao in—Little Piano—live in the city of Wuhan with their parents For decades China's government had kept the counNt than the upbringing their parents experienced Eight short stories based on the author's own life give readers a uniue look at what it was like to grow up in China during this important time in histo. This is a really hard book to review On the one hand the author is to be lauded for bringing her growing up to a wider and younger audience on the other I know too many adult Chinese perhaps of a generation older than her who suffered terribly under Mao The saying ren shi ren arose in the great famine where people were literally eating other peoples children to survive Her parents benefited from communism as the were born on the right side of the wrong side of the tracks If they'd been intellectuals or landowners it would have been a different story And yet it is a lovely book and beautifully illustrated I think what I'd like to see is several parallel books growing up if your parents were sent to be re educated Growing up as one of her illiterate cousins growing up as her paternal or maternal grandparents Only then do I think could her life be seen in context And those are all books that need to be written

Na Liu ↠ 9 Read

T the country separated from the rest of the world When their country's leader Chairman Mao dies new opportunities begin to emerge Da in and Xiao in soon learn that their childhood will be much differe. A graphic memoir for tweens and perhaps somewhat younger children by a wife and husband team Na Liu and illustrator Andres Vera Martinez Liu grew up in Hubei Province of China and helps me learn of a world I knew little about from a child’s perspective We learn of life in rural China after the death of Chairman Mao whom her family revered; we learn about The Four Pests and the misguided and tragic killing of one of them millions of sparrows which brought on The Great Famine We learn of Chinese New Year as it was practiced there we learn of great poverty and sadness and small joys friendships but ach That sad cover painting of An Liu Told in eight vignettes illustrated appropriately for the time period and informed by cultural research and memory 35 for me rounded up because of the artHere’s a look

characters ✓ E-book, or Kindle E-pub ↠ Na Liu

Little White Duck A Childhood in ChinaThe world is changing for two girls in China in the 1970s Da in Big Piano and her younger sister Xiao in Little Piano live in the city of Wuhan with their parents For decades China's government had kep. I'm rating this on my personal enjoyment of this book The author and illustrator did do what they set out to do a snapshot of life for two girls growing up around the time of chairman Mao's death I found the way killing either by accident or on purpose and torture of birds animals and insects in the story really disturbing when shown surrounded by smiling children Obviously the author is describing events that happened The description of what I can only call the anal rape of an animal with an object by children was horrible especially when it was shown in an almost comical way The rest of the book is interesting informative and depressing Most readers seemed to have enjoyed this book