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Li Cunxin Quotes (Author of Maos Last Dancer)

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Mao's Last Dancer Moves On

Mao's Last Dancer: Young Readers Edition

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On the day of her marriage, a young girl sits alone in her village home. It is autumn, a beautiful October morning. The country air is cool but fresh. The young girl hears happy music approaching her house. She is only eighteen, and she is nervous, frightened. She knows that many marriage introducers simply take money and tell lies. Some women from her village marry men who don't have all their functional body parts.

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Rate this book. Part One My Childhood Chapter 1 Home My parents, as newlyweds, lived with my father's six brothers, their wives, his two sisters and their children, a total of over twenty people crammed into a six-room house.

Written from his heart, Li relates his life story using vivid descriptions, details, and vignettes. Nearly thirty million people died during this time of great starvation, disease, and deprivation. Li is the sixth of seven sons born to his beloved Niang and Dia in the remote Li Commune. School lessons were very rudimentary. The family did not have running water, refrigeration, or a bathroom in their home. Although everyone in the family worked hard, they rarely had enough food to eat. This lesson was to serve Li well as he was plucked, at the age of 11, from his village to be a ballet student in Beijing.

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