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The Diary of Ma Yan: The Struggles and Hopes of a Chinese Schoolgirl

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Wednesday, November 7

My father gave me and my brother a little money. My stomach is all twisted up with hunger, but I don't want to spend the money on anything as frivolous as food. Because it's money my parents earn with their sweat and blood.

I have to study well so that I won't ever again be tortured by hunger. . . .

In a drought-stricken corner of rural China, an education can be the difference between a life of crushing poverty and the chance for a better future. But money is scarce, and the low wages paid for backbreaking work aren't always enough to pay school fees.

Ma Yan's heart-wrenching, honest diary chronicles her struggle to escape hardship and bring prosperity to her family through her persistent, sometimes desperate, attempts to continue her schooling.

First published in France in 2002, the diary of ma yan created an outpouring of support for this courageous teenager and others like her — support that led to the creation of an international organization dedicated to helping these children . . . all because of one ordinary girl's extraordinary diary.

Synopsis:

Thrust into the hands of a foreign journalist by her illiterate mother, Ma Yan's diary describes her struggles to attend school in a drought-stricken corner of rural China--a place where education is the only hope for overcoming a life of crushing poverty. 15,000 first printing. Reprint.

Synopsis:

"I'm so hungry, I could eat anything. Anything at all."

In a drought-stricken corner of rural China, an education can be the difference between a life of crushing poverty and the chance for a better future. But for Ma Yan, money is scarce, and the low wages paid for backbreaking work aren't always enough to pay school fees . . . or even to provide enough food for herself and her family.

Ma Yan's heart-wrenching, honest diary chronicles her struggle to escape hardship through her persistent, sometimes desperate, attempts to continue her schooling. Its publication was an international sensation, creating an outpouring of support for this courageous teenager and others like her . . . all due to one ordinary girl's extraordinary diary.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780061918520
Subtitle:
The Struggles and Hopes of a Chinese Schoolgirl
Publisher:
HarperCollins
Edited by:
Pierre Haski
Author:
Yan, Ma
Author:
Haski, Pierre
Author:
Ma, Yan
Author:
Pierre Haski
Subject:
Juvenile Nonfiction : People & Places - Asia
Subject:
People & Places - Asia
Subject:
Social Issues - Homelessness & Poverty
Subject:
School & Education
Subject:
Girls - China
Subject:
Ma, Yan
Subject:
Children s-People and Cultures
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Biography
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20090623
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
192

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Product details 192 pages HarperCollins - English 9780061918520 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Thrust into the hands of a foreign journalist by her illiterate mother, Ma Yan's diary describes her struggles to attend school in a drought-stricken corner of rural China--a place where education is the only hope for overcoming a life of crushing poverty. 15,000 first printing. Reprint.
"Synopsis" by , "I'm so hungry, I could eat anything. Anything at all."

In a drought-stricken corner of rural China, an education can be the difference between a life of crushing poverty and the chance for a better future. But for Ma Yan, money is scarce, and the low wages paid for backbreaking work aren't always enough to pay school fees . . . or even to provide enough food for herself and her family.

Ma Yan's heart-wrenching, honest diary chronicles her struggle to escape hardship through her persistent, sometimes desperate, attempts to continue her schooling. Its publication was an international sensation, creating an outpouring of support for this courageous teenager and others like her . . . all due to one ordinary girl's extraordinary diary.

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