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How interesting to see what it's like for someone whose very existence depends on education, even to the point of calling food "frivolous. Read morePublished 6 months ago by eleven
This is an excellent book! Every 10-15yo should read it! Too many American children take their free educations for granted... This book will give them another perspective. Read morePublished 9 months ago by B Ba
Ma Yan's story gives readers great insight into what it is like to live in stark poverty in the Muslim area of China. For this reason I feel this story is a must read. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Amazon Customer
This story depicts the contemporary conditions of students in a very poor district in China. Written by a 11 year old girl in diary form, it is a testament to the resilience and... Read morePublished 15 months ago by nalyha
This book is very inspiring for me. Living in a prosperous city I can’t understand how people live in that poor situation. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Eoz
This book didn't meet my expectations. But it was not the worst thing I have read. It kind of drags onPublished 21 months ago by Mary sottong
THe story behind this story is as prominent as the story.
My kids and I each enjoyed it very much.