Life in Other Countries
It is important to introduce your child early to children from other countries so they can begin to try on life for size.
Snow Falling in Spring: Coming of Age in China During the Cultural Revolution
by Moying Li
Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2008
Ages: 10 and Up
Topic: Life in Other Countries
This is a memoir of the wrenching years of the Cultural Revolution under Mao Zedong. Its even tone allows the terror to stand on its own. The book is written for young readers, but can also be a wonderful novel for adults. In essence, "This is a book about the value of reading - to escape, to learn, to be sustained and to grow." - John Schwartz in Children's Book Review, New York Times , August 17, 2008.