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Empire of Cotton: A Global History
Sven Beckert
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Red Scarf Girl: A Memoir fo the Cultural Revolution

Red Scarf Girl: with Connections- a Memoir of the Cultural Revolution - Ji-li Jiang

This memoir is part of the 7th grade Language Arts curriculum at my son's middle school. He found it very interesting (his description was "it's kind of like Persepolis", and he's right).

Ji-li Jiang was 12 years old when the Cultural Revolution began. She went from being a tar pupil and happy kid to being rejected due to her "black status"--relating to her 30-years-deceased grandfather's long ago status as a landlord. A family history she knew nothing about. Her experiences during the cultural revolution taught her a lot about family, love, greed, kindness, strength, and integrity. She and her family now live in the United States.