Author:Bernstein, Richard

Sort

Showing 1-1 of 1

Image for Girl Named Faithful Plum: The True Story of a Dancer from China and How She Achi

Girl Named Faithful Plum: The True Story of a Dancer from China and How She Achi

By: Bernstein, Richard

Price: $2.50

Publisher: YEARLING:

Seller ID: 9780375871580

ISBN: 0375871586

Condition: USED


In 1977, when Zhongmei Lei was 11 years old, she learned that the prestigious Beijing Dance Academy was having open auditions. She'd already taken dance lessons, but everyone said a poor country girl would never get into the academy, especially without any connections in the Communist Party of the 1970s. But Zhongmei, whose name means Faithful Plum, persisted, traveled for three days and two nights to get to Beijing and eventually beat out 60,000 other girls. But getting in was easy compared to staying in, as Zhongmei soon learned. Without those all-important connections, she was just a little... View more info