When Ji-li's father is finally imprisoned, she faces the most difficult dilemma of her life. This 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.
Author: Ji-li Jiang
Publisher: Harper Collins
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
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. Supports the Common Core State Standards
HarperCollins Children's Books, a division of HarperCollins Publishers, provides a teacher's guide for this book. The guide features background information, interdisciplinary activities, discussion questions, author information, and more.
"Red Scarf Girl: A Memoir of the Cultural Revolution" is a book for young adults written by Chinese author Ji-li Jiang (1954- ). The book recounts Jiang's experiences as a young girl during the Cultural Revolution in China. HarperCollins Children's Books, a division of HarperCollins Publishers, provides a teacher's guide for this book. The guide features background information, interdisciplinary activities, discussion questions, author information, and more.
Use Novel-Ties ® study guides as your total guided reading program.
Author: Carol Alexander
Publisher: Learning Links
Use Novel-Ties ® study guides as your total guided reading program. Reproducible pages in chapter-by-chapter format provide you with the right questions to ask, the important issues to discuss, and the organizational aids that help students get the most out of each book they read.
Ji-Li Jiang was born in a rich family and they had all the luxuries at their disposal, including a housekeeper and fancy clothes, so it was very difficult for her.
Author: Student World
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
Ji-Li Jiang was born in a rich family and they had all the luxuries at their disposal, including a housekeeper and fancy clothes, so it was very difficult for her. The family had to feel the effect of the new cultural rules as a punishment. Chairman Mao wanted to bring rich people down a little, and raise the standard of living higher for the poor of the country.
This 40-page guide for "Red Scarf Girl" by Ji-li Jiang includes detailed chapter summaries and analysis covering 17 chapters, as well as several more in-depth sections of expert-written literary analysis.
SuperSummary, a modern alternative to SparkNotes and CliffsNotes, offers high-quality study guides for challenging works of literature. This 39-page guide for "Red Scarf Girl" by Ji-Li Jiang includes detailed chapter summaries and analysis covering 16 chapters, as well as several more in-depth sections of expert-written literary analysis. Featured content includes commentary on major characters, 25 important quotes, essay topics, and key themes like Fate and Agency and Coming of Age (as an "Educable Child").
Set in Arkansas in 1944, a twelve-year-old boy's simple plan to buy a scarf for the prettiest girl in school turns into a challenging mission, in an adventurous tale filled with skunks, robbers, and a one-armed constable skilled in wielding ...
Author: Richard Mason
Publisher: August House Pub Incorporated
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Set in Arkansas in 1944, a twelve-year-old boy's simple plan to buy a scarf for the prettiest girl in school turns into a challenging mission, in an adventurous tale filled with skunks, robbers, and a one-armed constable skilled in wielding a blackjack.
The blue-scarf girl is strong and solid, like a dairymaid, and has hair the color of
old honey. The red-scarf girl looks like my ma must have when she was young,
round and curvy and chin-up fearless. When we walk in, they all stop making
Author: J. Anderson Coats
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Juvenile Fiction
“An empowering and timely story about resistance.” —Booklist Princess Academy meets Megan Whalen Turner in this stunning novel about a girl who won’t let anything tame her spirit—not the government that conquered her people, and definitely not reform school! Malley has led the constables on a merry chase across her once-peaceful country. With her parents in prison for their part in a failed resistance movement, the government wants to send her to a national school—but they’ll have to capture her first. And capture her they do. Malley is carted off to be reformed as a proper subject of the conquering empire, reeducated, and made suitable for domestic service. That’s the government’s plan, anyway. But Malley will not go down without a fight. She’s determined to rally her fellow students to form a rebellion of their own. The government can lock these girls up in reform school. Whether it can break them is another matter entirely…
Nanchu's childhood suffering occurs in tandem with the Red Guards' persecution
of other children—she repeatedly tells ... Like Red Sorrow, Ji-Li Jiang's Red Scarf Girl focuses upon the period of Ji-Li's adolescence, which coincided with the ...
Author: Helena Grice
The last ten years have witnessed an enormous growth in American interest in Asia and Asian/American history. In particular, a set of key Asian historical moments have recently become the subject of intense American cultural scrutiny, namely China’s Cultural Revolution and its aftermath; the Korean American war and its legacy; the era of Japanese geisha culture and its subsequent decline; and China’s one-child policy and the rise of transracial, international adoption in its wake. Grice examines and accounts for this cultural and literary preoccupation, exploring the corresponding historical-political situations that have both circumscribed and enabled greater cultural and political contact between Asia and America.
Classic works of YAL that exemplify this include Song of the Buffalo Boy (Garland
1992), Red Scarf Girl (Jiang 1997), and Farewell to Manzanar (Houston and
Houston 1973). Dealing respectively with the plight of Amerasian children left in
Author: Elaine O'Quinn
"Through thoughtful analysis of girls' historical literacy experiences, their contemporary reading and writing lives, and trends in young adult literature, this book sheds new light on how teachers can better understand and create classroom experiences that make girls visible both to themselves and to others.Historically, the status of girls has evoked much less research than that of boys. Recently emerging scholastic and strategic study concerning the vulnerability of girls is adding a vital missing component to this continually emerging discourse. Looking at many aspects of girls' gendered lives, this text considers the specific perspectives of the social and cultural constructions that script gender, particularly as applies to girls in our classrooms. Prominent scholars in their respective fields examine the myriad forces that shape the lives of American girls, from the earliest didactic records of manuals and books of conduct to current artifacts of contemporary culture. By investigating both the scholarly literature on girls as well as well as the primary sources of a material culture, the authors seek to unravel how adolescent girls learn and seek to compose identities. By closely examining girls' practices, in which are embedded issues of class, race, ethnicity, immigrant status, and sexuality, the text considers some of the values, structures, and trajectories that have come to define teenage girlhood. Its distinctive contribution is to unpack some of the assumptions of girls in English classrooms and to critically examine their experiences as they try to fit preconceived norms while forming their own personhood"-- Provided by publisher.
SOUND-PART | (GIRL WITH RED SCARF) Yona Harvey There was a girl with a red scarf, a girl with a white scarf, a girl with a pink scarf & a girl with a scarf of
pale pale blue. & when, from a corner of earth far from where the girls were born
Author: Brett F Lauer
Category: Young Adult Nonfiction
One hundred poems. One hundred voices. One hundred different points of view. Here is a cross-section of American poetry as it is right now—full of grit and love, sparkling with humor, searing the heart, smashing through boundaries on every page. Please Excuse This Poem features one hundred acclaimed younger poets from truly diverse backgrounds and points of view, whose work has appeared everywhere from The New Yorker to Twitter, tackling a startling range of subjects in a startling range of poetic forms. Dealing with the aftermath of war; unpacking the meaning of “the rape joke”; sharing the tender moments at the start of a love affair: these poems tell the world as they see it. Editors Brett Fletcher Lauer and Lynn Melnick have crafted a book that is a must-read for those wanting to know the future of poetry. With an introduction from award-winning poet, editor, and translator Carolyn Forché, Please Excuse This Poem has the power to change the way you look at the world. It is The Best American Nonrequired Reading—in poetry form.