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Little White Duck: A Childhood in China

by Na Liu and Andres Vera Martinez. Minneapolis, MN: Lerner Publishing Group, 2012

A collection of eight short stories based on the author's life, it tells the story of Da Qin-Big Piano- and her sister, Xiao Qin - Little Piano- and their lives in the city of Wuhan China at the time of Chairman Mao's death. It highlights: life in China in the late 1970's; Chinese culture; and how even the broadest governmental policies and cultural standards affect its individual citizens.

It addresses social studies themes such as: historical events; culture and cultural diversity; national and community institutions; the powers and challenges of governance; and citizenship and civic ideals and practices.

Grades 4-8

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