A Paula Wiseman Book
Simon & Schuster

March 2005

$17.99 US

112p hc

ISBN: 978-0689869433

Little Green: growing up during the Chinese Cultural Revolution

Chun Yu

from the book...

When Chun Yu was born in a small city in China, she was born into a country in revolution. The streets were filled with roaming Red Guards, the walls were covered with slogans, and re-education meetings were held in all workplaces. Every family faced danger and humiliation, even the youngest children.

Shortly after Chun's birth, her beloved father was sent to a peasant village in the countryside to be re-educated in the ways of Chairman Mao. Chun and her brother stayed behind with their mother, who taught in a country middle school where Mao's Little Red Book was a part of every child's education. Chun Yu's young life was witness to a country in turmoil, struggle, and revolution - the only life she knew.

This first-person memoir of a child's view of the Chinese Cultural Revolution is a stunning account of a country in crisis and a testimony to the spirit of the individual - no matter how young or how innocent.

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