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Wish Lanterns

Author : Alec Ash
ISBN : 9781628727654
Genre : History
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“One of the best [books] I’ve read about the individuals who make up a country that is all too often regarded as a monolith.” —Jonathan Fenby, Financial Times If China will rule the world one day, who will rule China? There are more than 320 million Chinese between the ages of sixteen and thirty. Children of the one-child policy, born after Mao, with no memory of the Tiananmen Square massacre, they are the first net native generation to come of age in a market-driven, more international China. Their experiences and aspirations were formed in a radically different country from the one that shaped their elders, and their lives will decide the future of their nation and its place in the world. Wish Lanterns offers a deep dive into the life stories of six young Chinese. Dahai is a military child, netizen, and self-styled loser. Xiaoxiao is a hipster from the freezing north. “Fred,” born on the tropical southern island of Hainan, is the daughter of a Party official, while Lucifer is a would-be international rock star. Snail is a country boy and Internet gaming addict, and Mia is a fashionista rebel from far west Xinjiang. Following them as they grow up, go to college, find work and love, all the while navigating the pressure of their parents and society, Wish Lanterns paints a vivid portrait of Chinese youth culture and of a millennial generation whose struggles and dreams reflect the larger issues confronting China today.
Category: History

The Christmas Wish

Author : Lori Evert
ISBN : 9780375981562
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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This New York Times bestselling Nordic tale in the tradition of The Snowman, The Polar Express, and the many books of Jan Brett will have readers of all ages believing in the magic of Christmas. This is one to pull out every year and savor! Long ago, a brave little girl named Anja wanted to be one of Santa's elves. So she leaves a note for her family and helps her elderly neighbor prepare for the holiday, then she straps on her skis, and heads out into the snowy landscape. From a red bird to a polar bear to a reindeer, a menagerie of winter animals help Anja make her way to Santa. A generous trim-size, matte cover, extraordinary photographs, and foiled title make this a special book for the holiday season. And don't miss the other "Wish" books: The Reindeer Wish The Tiny Wish The Brave Little Puppy The Puppy's Wish -- coming soon!
Category: Juvenile Fiction

Wish Upon A Lantern

Author : Lindy Lorenz
ISBN : 0999522205
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When a child struggles with feeling out of place, Papa lights a sky lantern to dance among the stars. The child wishes upon the lantern's soft light as Papa teaches about serving as a lantern for others. Wish Upon A Lantern is a heartwarming story of courage, fellowship, and virtue in a world where being different is often met with adversity.

Golden Domes And Silver Lanterns

Author : Hena Khan
ISBN : 9780811879057
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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In simple rhyming text a young Muslim girl and her family guide the reader through the traditions and colors of Islam.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

While We Re Here

Author : Alec Ash
ISBN : 9888273760
Genre : Literary Collections
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Anyone who has lived in China has stories to tell. For foreigners and Chinese alike, this is a land that transforms itself every day, with something to write about on every corner. Collected in this anthology are 33 contributions, a mix of narrative non-fiction, fiction and poetry, from the writers' colony the Anthill. Together, they offer glimpses into this quicksilver country--by turns funny, touching and bizarre. Whether we stay or leave, the stories remain.
Category: Literary Collections

The Lantern Bearers

Author : Rosemary Sutcliff
ISBN : 9781429934398
Genre : Young Adult Fiction
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Threatened by a tide of invaders, the last of the Roman Auxiliaries are to leave Britain forever. But Aquila, a young legionnaire, chooses to stay behind, in order to join the fight to save his native land. The Lantern Bearers is the winner of the 1959 Carnegie Medal in Literature.
Category: Young Adult Fiction

I Am China

Author : Xiaolu Guo
ISBN : 9780385538725
Genre : Fiction
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Rock 'n' roll, revolution, and romance are seductively woven together in this intense and moving novel from the author of Twenty Fragments of a Ravenous Youth In her flat in north London, Iona Kirkpatrick sets to work on a new project translating a collection of letters and diaries by a Chinese musician. With each letter and journal entry, Iona becomes more and more intrigued with the unfolding story of two lovers: Jian, a punk rocker who believes there is no art without political commitment, and Mu, the young woman he loves as fiercely as his ideals. Iona cannot possibly know that Jian is mere miles away in Dover, awaiting the uncertain fate of a political exile. Mu is still in Beijing, writing letters to London and desperately trying to track Jian down. As Iona charts the course of their twenty-year relationship, from its early beginnings at Beijing University to Jian’s defiant march in the Jasmine Revolution, her own empty life takes on an urgent purpose: to bring Jian and Mu together again before it’s too late.
Category: Fiction

Celebrate Chinese New Year

Author : Carolyn Otto
ISBN : 9781426323720
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"With dazzling photographs and lively, lyrical text, this book introduces young readers to the Chinese New Year and dives into the historical and cultural aspects of this festive holiday, which has become increasingly popular throughout the world, celebrated not only by Chinese and Chinese-American populations, but by many other food and multi-culture-loving people as well."

Japanese Celebrations

Author : Betty Reynolds
ISBN : 9781462906338
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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This multicultural children's book is full of Japanese holidays, culture, language and stories! The people of Japan love to celebrate. In fact, they love it so much they have a day of celebration, whether it's a change in season, a religious observance, or just a special moment in life, every month of the year. Brimming with ancient traditions, exotic decorations, and delicious, seasonal foods, Japanese Celebrations will take you on a month-by-month tour of some of Japan's best-loved festivals. Beautifully illustrated and full of fascinating facts about Japanese holidays and celebrations, this 48-page picture book offers a vivid picture of some of Japan's most festive events including New Year's, Children's Day, Cherry Blossom Season, Harvest Moon Viewing, Christmas in Japan and many more. With simple but informative text and illustrations that explain the significance of the dress, decoration, food, gifts and activities associated with these events, Japanese Celebrations promises to delight and educate young readers and parents alike.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction