One girl too many . . .
When a girl is born to Chu Ju's family, it is quickly determined that the baby must be sent away. After all, the law states that a family may have only two children, and tradition dictates that every family should have a boy. To make room for one, this girl will have to go.
Fourteen-year-old Chu Ju knows she cannot allow this to happen to her sister. Understanding that one girl must leave, she sets out in the middle of the night, vowing not to return.
With luminescent detail, National Book Award-winning author Gloria Whelan transports readers to China, where law conspires with tradition, tearing a young woman from her family, sending her on a remarkable journey to find a home of her own.
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After penning three historical novels set in India and Russia, Whelan (Homeless Bird ) invites readers to experience the unique hardships of Chu Ju, a 14-year-old girl growing up in China during the aftermath of the Cultural Revolution.| Read Full Review of Chu Ju's House
With CHU JU'S HOUSE, Whelan applies her same eye for detail to modern China, in the story of a young woman who must travel far away to find the self-respect she'll never gain at home.Apr 13 2004 | Read Full Review of Chu Ju's House
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