When a Girl is Born

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Her sister was sold to pay a debt. Her mother beaten for objecting. What life awaits Ko-Chin in 19th century China? A boy child is like a god. But Ko-Chin knows that as a girl, she is no better than dirt. A slave to a man. Fortunate if not abused. Destined to be a humble and dutiful wife. Ko-Chin is ready to embrace her fate and be a good and obedient wife. Until she is married to a man who thinks differently. He is a reformer, full of new ideas. And he says that if they dare to question the system, together they can change China…

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Oxford University Press

Date published

September 6th, 2001

Lexile measure


Accelerated Reader

AR book level: 6.9; Middle years; 7.0 points




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