The reading level is simple and is acceptable for both Middle School and High School students. The main character often wishes she could become one. Check out my Historical Fiction Pinterest board. The book has come under fire from pro-communist groups for being anti-communistic and over exaggerated from what actually happened.
Activities, such Ji li jiang a Reality vs. Readers watch her grow from a follower into a thoughtful person who privately questions the dictates of the powers that be. Red Scarf Girl would be a great way to supplement lessons on the Cultural Revolution.
Through an epilogue, listeners discover the final outcome for Ji-Li Jiang, her family, and some of the others highlighted in this memoir. It provides narrative context for mindset of the Chinese Communist Party. The last rally was held on 26 November Red Guards dragged the remains of the Wanli Emperor and Empresses to the front of the Ji li jiang, where they were posthumously "denounced" and burned.
And full of questions. In a unit on the Cultural Revolution, this book is a natural supplement. For over twenty years, Ji-li Jiang nursed her childhood memories of surviving the Cultural Revolution in Chinaand finally brought them to life in her first book Red Scarf Girl.
Old books and art were destroyed, museums were ransacked, and streets were renamed with new revolutionary names and adorned with pictures and the sayings of Mao. November 27, The unique perspective of a young teenage girl in the memoir Red Scarf Girl makes the Cultural Revolution in China more relatable for all readers.
However, this story will provide emotion and relatability, where other sources may not. Factionalism within the Red Guards[ edit ] "Enveloped in a trance of excitement and change", all student Red Guards pledged their loyalty to their beloved Chairman Mao Zedong.
The book's climax, in which Ji-li is forced to choose between her future and her father, whom the government wanted her to denounce, will affect readers, who have been carefully led to this point by Ji-li's chronicle of humiliations, beatings, and relocations.
Red Scarf Girl will be a great addition to my World History class by giving students an idea of what people experienced during this tumultuous period in China's history. This theme of empowering the weak would be very intriguing to most middle school students.
She captures both the confusion she felt as the ground under her feet constantly shifted and her sincerity in trying to do the right thing for her ostracized family and her country.
Christina Moore's narration carries the story, conveying the emotional tensions that existed in Ji-Li's life. Following the success of Red Scarf Girl, Jiang continued writing books,  notably The Magical Monkey King, a retelling of a traditional Chinese tale about the beginning of the trickster Monkey King's journey.
So much in one little picture book with huge implications for discussion. She spends these precious days with her family, in nature gathering her memories and avsorbing the wisdom of her family.
Jiang, whose autobiographical address at the New England Booksellers Association meeting last month won her a standing ovation, uses a direct, no-frills style in both speaking and writing. This snippet is for sons and daughters of China! But during the Cultural Revolution, none of these things were allowed.
Attacks on culture quickly descended into attacks on people. Shi-shi-etko written by Nicola Campbell and illustrated by Kim LaFave Shi-shi-etko has only four more days until she must attend residential school.
They kept photographs of themselves and their family members. Matthews Grade 6 Mother of Sorrows School Red Scarf Girl by Ji Li Jiang is a memoir written from the perspective of a 12 year old girl struggling with typical issues such as acceptance from peers, teachers, and self.
This is the most frightening lesson of the Cultural Revolution: When Red Guards entered factories and other areas of production, they encountered resistance in the form of worker and peasant groups who were keen to maintain the status quo.
Are you to wear the communist pigtails for years? The people of China did not think twice about this behavior, however, because Chairman Mao had convinced them that people like this should be treated harshly.
Throughout it all, Ji-Li struggled to remain loyal to both her family and Chairman Mao. Review by Booklist Review Gr. Anything bad had to be the fault of others. The usual catalogue of atrocities is filtered through the sensibility of a young woman trying to comprehend the events going on around her.Aims & Scope.
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Specific areas of interest include preclinical and translational research in development of novel small molecules and targeted therapies; mechanisms of drug sensitivity; mechanisms of cellular drug. Ji-Li is considered a hero to me because she had the guts to stand up for what she believed in, even though she was fooled for years that the way they were treated was the right way and that it was the best.
Ji-Li Jiang was born in Shanghai, China, in She grew up with one brother and one sister. All three children were born one year apart, so they remained close into adulthood. Her father was an actor in the Shanghai Children's Theatre, and he and her mother met through their acting careers.
They were also revolutionaries who believed in the. Ji-Li Jiang is a true hero who shows great courage. Readers will appreciate that she honestly relates her experiences as a child a complicated time, her growing conclusions about what was happening around her -- and the difficult choices she had to make.
Jiang: My father was not a rightist, but he almost became a rightist, but he actually wasn’t. But he was accused by my classmates that he was a rightist. But he was.
Ji-li Jiang was born in and is the author of her autobiography, Red Scarf Girl in which she wrote about her hard childhood. She grew up and lived in Shanghai, China in a large apartment with her father, Xi-reng, mother, Ying-Chen, brother, Ji-yong, sister, Ji-yun, grandmother, housekeeper, Song Po-Po, and her cat, Little White.Download