Dancing to Freedom

Dancing to Freedom

The True Story of Mao's Last Dancer

Book - 2008
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In a poor village in northern China, a small boy named Li Cunxin was given the chance of a lifetime. Selected by Chairman Mao's officials from among millions of children to become a dancer, Li's new life began as he left his family behind.

At the Beijing Dance Academy, days were long and difficult. Li's hard work was rewarded when he was chosen yet again, this time to travel to America.

From there his career took flight, and he danced in cities around the world--never forgetting his family, who urged him to follow his dreams.

Publisher: New York : Walker & Co., 2008, c2007.
ISBN: 9780802797773
Branch Call Number: 792.8028092 L693L
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill.
Additional Contributors: Spudvilas, Anne 1951-


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Apr 18, 2011

A simple story of a boy with determination and dreams even though he could have been the boy who saw himself as a frog and the exit of the well too high. Inspirational.

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Jul 30, 2012

orange_horse_80 thinks this title is suitable for 7 years and over


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