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First Girl

by Gloria Whelan

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When another girl is born to Chu Ju's mother, it is quickly determined that the baby must be sent away. After all, the law states that a family may have only two children, and tradition dictates that every family should have a boy. To make room for one, this girl will have to go. Fourteen-year-old Chu Ju knows she cannot allow this to happen to her sister. Understanding that one girl must leave, she sets out in the middle of the night, vowing never to return. In a country where law conspires with tradition to separate a young woman from her family, this is the remarkable tale of one girl's journey to find a home of her own.
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In order to save her baby sister, fourteen-year-old Chu Ju leaves her rural home in modern China and earns food and shelter by working on a sampan, tending silk worms, and planting rice seedlings, while wondering if she will ever see her family again.… (more)

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