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Little Green: Growing Up During the Chinese Cultural Revolution

Little Green: Growing Up During the Chinese Cultural Revolution

by Chun Yu

When Chun Yu was born in a small city in China, she was born into a country in revolution. The streets were filled with roaming Red Guards, the walls were covered with slogans, and reeducation meetings were held in all workplaces. Every family faced danger and humiliation, even the youngest children.

Shortly after Chun's birth, her beloved father was sent to a peasant village in the countryside to be reeducated in the ways of Chairman Mao. Chun and her brother stayed behind with their mother, who taught in a country middle school where Mao's Little Red Book was a part of every child's education. As she grew, Chun Yu became witness to a country in turmoil.

Ages
10, 11, 12, 13, 14
Interest Level
Grades 5 - 9
Grade Level Equivalent
5.5
Lexile Measure
900L
DRA
60
Guided Reading
X
Number of Pages
128
Genre
Biography and Autobiography, Poetry, Songs, Verse

About the Author

Chun Yu

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