[bksvol-discuss] Uploaded Mao's Last Dancer
- From: Grandma Cindy <popularplace@xxxxxxxxx>
- To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx, bookshare-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
- Date: Mon, 21 May 2007 01:21:43 -0700 (PDT)
I've just uploaded Mao's Last Dancer. To validate, I read the book for a second time, and enjoyed it as much as when I read it the first time. It's the autobiography of Li Cunxin, a boy born to a poor peasant family in 1965 in Communist China who was chosen to attend Madame Mao's Beijing Dance Academy, became an excellent dancer, defected to the United States when he had the opportunity, and became a principal danseur in the Houston Ballet. What I particularly liked about the book is the insight it gave me into the life of poor peasants in Mao's China; the structured regimen of ballet training; the inculcation of Communist ideals; Li's culture shock when he came to America and saw how different it was from what he'd been taught America was. I highly recommend this readable book. Cindy ____________________________________________________________________________________Got a little couch potato? Check out fun summer activities for kids. http://search.yahoo.com/search?fr=oni_on_mail&p=summer+activities+for+kids&cs=bz To unsubscribe from this list send a blank Email to bksvol-discuss-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx put the word 'unsubscribe' by itself in the subject line. To get a list of available commands, put the word 'help' by itself in the subject line.
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