Red Scarf Girl - Ji-li Jiang

Red Scarf Girl

By Ji-li Jiang

  • Release Date: 2010-10-26
  • Genre: Biography
Red Scarf Girl book review score

4 Score: 4 (From 234 Ratings)

Red Scarf Girl Ji-li Jiang Book Review Score: ★★★★★ 5/5 stars

This accessible autobiography is the true story of one girl's determination to hold her family together during one of the most terrifying eras of the twentieth century.

It's 1966, and twelve-year-old Ji-li Jiang has everything a girl could want: brains, friends, and a bright future in Communist China. But it's also the year that China's leader, Mao Ze-dong, launches the Cultural Revolution—and Ji-li's world begins to fall apart. Over the next few years, people who were once her friends and neighbors turn on her and her family, forcing them to live in constant terror of arrest. When Ji-li's father is finally imprisoned, she faces the most difficult dilemma of her life.

A personal and painful memoir—a page-turner as well as excellent material for social studies curricula—Red Scarf Girl also includes a thorough glossary and pronunciation guide.

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User reviews about this book

  • Boring

    By Mr. Blakey
    Super boring and minimal exciting parts
  • Straight Trash

    By Cardinals119
    This book is so boring it makes me cry. That is a coincidence because that is what Ji li does the whole book. All the book is is a little girl being sad. This book is worse than the Warriors blowing a 3-1 lead. This book really pulled a Charlie Gordon, and should get cremated by Sam McGee.

    By Buggydoo 😊
    so I read this book for school because we were leaving about east Asia and it was just pure amazement <3

    By Person👌🏽
    This book is trash
  • One of the best

    By Blubber23
    This is a book about a young girl who never gives up, even when the odds are stacked against her. She struggles through her life like so many others, brainwashed into believing class status was all that mattered, but the exact opposite was true.
  • Red Scarf Girl

    By Boring book of boringness
    How boring can this book get, pretty boring than compared to the average boring book.
  • meh

    By DDDDDDDD123456789
    too long. is to depressing. is you like to read books about dictators, people put in jail for no reason, poeple comiding sueiside, poeple beating each other to death for no good reason, exc. perfect book for you. if you dont want to learn about these things… not book for you. for me, not good book. gsve me afew nightmeres
  • It is a really great book

    By @radray99
    I love this book. It is the most interesting book in the whole world.
  • Good Book

    By Jalive3
    Good book! Had to read it for school, and also had a test on it yesterday!
  • Super Wellington written

    By Marcelo Del Posso
    Very factual (not boring at all)! Tells a great story and the author uses a lot of metaphors and similes. Very good book!!!

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