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 Ji-li's Books

Red Scarf Girl
by Ji-li Jiang
Published by HarperCollins

This award-winning memoir has provided a chilly glimpse of the most destructive time in Chinese history. The book, in eight foreign languages, has inspired hundreds of thousands people- young and old, and tells us what is important and worth, and what should never happen.

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Eighteen Vats of Water

by Ji-li Jiang (Author), Nadia Hsieh (Illustrator)
Published by Creston Books, LLC

As long as he can remember, Xian has wanted to be a great calligrapher, like his father. When he turns six, he's finally old enough to start studying. Calligraphy is more than writing - it's painting - and Xian learns how much work and creativity go into what look like effortless strokes.

Eighteen Vats of Water was inspired by the stories of Wang Xianzhi and his father Wang Xizhi, the distinguished examples of great calligraphers. Although they lived almost two thousand years ago in the fourth century, they are remembered today as the "Two Wangs," and their beautiful work continues to be displayed, admired, and studied in all of China.

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The Magical Monkey King: Mischief in Heaven

An adaptation of the most famous Chinese folklore
Illustrated by Youshan Tang
Published by Shen's Book

Every child in China grows up listening to stories of the irrepressible Monkey King who is smart, brave, powerful, and most of all mischievous. Monkey King always puts himself in trouble and never fears having adventures. With Monkey, be prepared for surprises!


In My Grandmother's House
Award-Winning Authors
Tell Stores About Their Grandmothers
Published by HarperCollins in 2003

This collection of short stories, all by granddaughters, is really a collection of memories -- sweet, heartfelt and nostalgic. Granddaughters or grandmothers will laugh or cry when reading it.


Red Kite, Blue Kite
by Ji-li Jiang  (Author),  
Greg Ruth  (Illustrator)
Published by Hyperion Book

Tai Shan loves to fly kite with Baba from their roof. The kites -- one red, and one blue -- rise, dip, and soar together. Then, a bad time comes. Baba is sent away. Though father and son are far apart, they have a secret way of staying close. Every day they greet each other by flying their kites -- one red, and one blue -- until Baba can be free again.  



《妹妹的故事》是一部很用心、很暖心、懷舊式的兒童文學作品。作者用“春夏秋冬”四季、38個小故事,跟我們分享了成長於20世紀60年代的“妹妹”的童年、童趣與童真。 這本書寫了50、60後揮之不去的記憶,70、80後似曾相識的童年,90、00後前所未聞的生活。

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Lotus & Feather
by Ji-li Jiang  (Author), 
Julie Downing (Illustrator)
Published by Hyperion Book

Lotus, a lonely girl who cannot speak, lives with her grandfather. After a beautiful crane is injured near the shore of a nearby lake, Lotus rescues him. She and her grandfather nurse the bird, which she names Feather. Gradually recovering, Feather follows Lotus to school, where he helps her connect with the other children. Because a wild creature must heed the call of migration, when Feather is strong enough, he joins a flock flying north. But a stunning finale shows the crane's return, his family and hundreds of cranes descending upon the water near Lotus' home .  

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