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Little White Duck: A Childhood in China (Single Titles) (edition 2012)

by Na Liu, Andres Vera Martinez, Andres Vera Martinez (Illustrator)

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Title:Little White Duck: A Childhood in China (Single Titles)
Authors:Na Liu
Other authors:Andres Vera Martinez, Andres Vera Martinez (Illustrator)
Info:Graphic Universe (2012), Paperback, 96 pages
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Tags:graphic novel

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White Duck: A Childhood in China (Single Titles) by Na Liu

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    Mao's People: Sixteen Portraits of Life in Revolutionary China by B. Michael Frolic (lifeguardsleeping)
    lifeguardsleeping: while "white duck" might target youth/teen audiences, "mao's people" is an excellent companion piece given the scope of its oral histories/interviews and ease of reading. it's a compelling collection that speaks to the wide range of experiences in the cultural revolution. for teachers, stories can be easily excerpted.… (more)

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As story goes, it jumps around and ends abruptly, but that didn't bother me; it's just like the author telling you about her life. I love the illustrations.
  mirikayla | Feb 8, 2016 |
I really enjoyed the stories and their illustrations. This is a great primer for students to learn about another culture, particularly one that I think there are still misconceptions about here in the US. It was sweet to read that Liu's husband (the illustrator!) had to convince her to share this story, and that having their first child is what helped her to decide to do it.
  noah23 | Mar 14, 2015 |
Response - I really liked the author's style and voice. Her stories are touching and personal, yet simple.

Curricular connection - I would use this with upper elementary or middle school students in a social studies unit or to teach literacy skills
  jegammon | Feb 11, 2015 |
A young girl describes her experiences growing up in China, beginning with the death of Chairman Mao in 1976. ( )
  paula-childrenslib | Feb 7, 2015 |
Autobiographical memories from a girl's childhood in the 1970s in China. Liu Na recalls the national mourning when Chairman Mao died, her parents' insistence about not wasting food due to their childhoods lived in hunger and poverty (pre-cultural revolution), the traditions of family and foods of Chinese New Year, and visiting rural China to her father's hometown where progress and wealth had not yet reached.
  lrubin75 | Oct 17, 2014 |
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We would like to dedicate this book to our family in China and daughter Mei Lan. - Andrés and Na
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The world is changing for two girls in China in the 1970s. Da Qin--Big Piano--and her younger sister, Xiao Qin--Little Piano--live in the city of Wuhan with their parents. For decades, China's government had kept the country separated from the rest of the world. When their country's leader, Chairman Mao, dies, new opportunities begin to emerge. Da Qin and Xiao Qin soon learn that their childhood will be much different than the upbringing their parents experienced.

Eight short stories--based on the author's own life--give readers a unique look at what it was like to grow up in China during this important time in history.

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