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Jul 30

Regina's Lit Talk

by Ying Chang Compestine by Ying Chang Compestine

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Revolution is Not a Dinner Party

Nine-year-old Ling has a very happy life. Her parents are both dedicated surgeons at the best hospital in Wuhan, and her father teaches her English as they listen to Voice of America every evening on the radio. But when one of Mao’s political officers moves into a room in their apartment, Ling begins to witness the gradual disintegration of her world. In an atmosphere of increasing mistrust and hatred, Ling fears for the safety of her neighbors, and soon, for herself and her family. For the next four years, Ling will suffer more horrors than many people face in a lifetime. Will she be able to grow and blossom under the oppressive rule of Chairman Mao? Or will fighting to survive destroy her spirit—and end her life? Revolution Is Not a Dinner Party is a 2008 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.

Join Regina and a group of readers from nine to 17 years old to discuss Revolution is Not a Dinner Party. Regina opens with a dramatic reading and leads listeners into a discussion of the book, encouraging understanding, reflection, and ideas.

The reading takes place on the second floor at Bank Street Bookstore, Sunday, July 27 and Wednesday, July 30 at 5:00 pm. All are welcome. 

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