Monday, May 11, 2009
Mao and Me by Chen Jiang Hong
This is the story of a young boy growing up in the midst of the Cultural Revolution in China, 1960's.
What I Thought:
Interesting book. I do not know much about the Cultural Revolution and the history of China in general, but this book was informative and gave an interesting viewpoint of what it was like to grow up in a communist society.
The illustrations are drawn in comic style blocks, which gives the story movement. The drawings themselves are amazing, filled with so much detail that shows the realities of how the little boy grew up. Each page has a short section of text, but make sure that you spend the time following the story through the illustrations.
A superb book to share when studying China, the Cultural Revolution, and Mao.
Want to see more? Check it out on Amazon: Mao and Me by Chen Jiang Hong.