The China Year: A Novel
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The China Year: A Novel

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Eighth grader Henri spends a year in China when her father becomes a foreign exchange professor at Beijing University. At first, Henri is lonely because she does not have anyone her own age to talk to, but then she meets Minyuan, a Chinese boy who speaks English. Over the next months their friendship blossoms, only to be cut down--but not destroyed--by tragic political and...more
Published by HarperCollins Publishers (first published 1991)
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This was one of my favorite books as an 11-year-old girl. It is quite possible that it deepened my already piqued interest in China and Asia. To this day it still has a place in my heart and on my bookshelf.
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Emily Cheney Neville, an American author of children's books, was born in Manchester, Connecticut in 1919 and graduated from Bryn Mawr College in 1940.
In 1963, she wrote her first book, "It's Like This, Cat", which was awarded the Newbery Medal in 1964.
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