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Little White Duck
Little White Duck: A Childhood in China | Andrés Vera Martínez, Na Liu
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The world is changing for two girls in China in the 1970s. Da Qin— Big Piano —and her younger sister, Xiao Qin— Little Piano —live in the city of Wuhan with their parents. For decades, China's government had kept the country separated from the rest of the world. When their country's leader, Chairman Mao, dies, new opportunities begin to emerge. Da Qin and Xiao Qin soon learn that their childhood will be much different than the upbringing their parents experienced. Eight short stories—based on the author's own life—give readers a unique look at what it was like to grow up in China during this important time in history.
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UrsulaMonarch
Little White Duck: A Childhood in China | Andrés Vera Martínez, Na Liu
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A lovely and succinct memoir of childhood in Communist China. I found it illustrative to see the famine and poverty from the perspective of a parent relaying to a child, as well as pleasures of everyday life. The illustrations are pleasant, if at times veering toward cartoonish, and I would be interested to read more about the family, especially the paternal grandmother.

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Notafraidofwords
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This is a graphic novel based on Na Liu‘s life growing up in China during the late 1970s. After having her daughter, she decided to put together the stories in this book. The illustrations are powerful, educational and beautiful. Yet, the stories although related feel disjointed. However, I think it‘s a good jumping point if you want to learn about a different culture.

Notafraidofwords Bookriot Challenge: A comic written or illustrated by a person of color ✅ 2y
BellaBookNook Added to my list for #LitWorld2018GB. Thanks 2y
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winemom
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A very fast, but poignant read. I love how much emphasis is put on the fact that the author had a very normal childhood, despite the huge historical, cultural, and political changes her country was facing at the time. A cool glimpse into Chinese culture and traditions, if you aren't at all familiar. Also, although her husband is named as the author (he's the illustrator) the story is, in fact, narrated by Na Liu.

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BookishShelly
Little White Duck: A Childhood in China | Andrés Vera Martínez, Na Liu
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I liked this graphic memoir about a few years of a childhood in China. My husband is from China and my MIL is visiting us from China for the summer, so this is of special interest to me. My only complaint is that I wished it was longer.

Laura317 My kids are both from China. This is on my tbr list. 3y
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