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Red Scarf Girl: A Memoir of the Cultural Revolution
3.61
Red Scarf Girl is a memoir of one girl's early adolescence in China during the Cultural Revolution. It is written for a young adult - probably Junior...more
Feb 15, 2009
Feb 06, 2009
 
Digger J. Jones
3.66
Richard Frankland is a well known and highly regarded playwright. This is his first novel: the diary of a Koori boy in 1967, with links to the communi...more
Oct 09, 2009
Sep 29, 2009
 
China: Land of Dragons and Emperors. by Adeline Yen Mah
3.70
I processed this book into the library collection last week but never really considered reading it until this year when the students began working on...more
Aug 13, 2009
Aug 07, 2009
 
To The Edge Of The Sky
4.20
'To the Edge of the Sky' is another in the genre of Memoirs of the Cultural Revolution. I find this era interesting (which is why two of my first ten...more
Mar 03, 2009
Feb 13, 2009
 
Peacock Girl
4.00
Lily Wu was fifteen when this book was published. It is illustrated by her parents, who are both Chinese-Australian artists.

It's a gorgeous book, abou...more
Jul 03, 2011
Jul 02, 2011
 
Geisha of Gion: The Memoir of Mineko Iwasaki
3.90
I picked this up, to be perfectly honest, because it *wasn't* "Memoirs of a Geisha". Apparently it's sort of the person on whom that book was based, b...more
Aug 03, 2010
Jul 08, 2010
 
My Brother, My Sister, and I
4.10
This continuation of So far from the Bamboo Grove … took a while to impress. While I don't at all doubt the historicity of what Kawashima Watkins expe...more
Jun 23, 2010
Mar 03, 2009
 
So Far from the Bamboo Grove
3.97
Having read When my name was Keoko, which was the Korean point of view on the Japanese occupation of Korea, I then picked up this book, "So far from t...more
Jun 16, 2010
Mar 03, 2009
 
Secrets Of The Red Lantern: Stories And Recipes From The Heart
4.35
Another five star review.

I first heard of this book via Margaret Throsby (and have now decided to create a shelf to that effect), who interviewed Paul...more
Apr 19, 2009
Feb 13, 2009
 
When My Name Was Keoko
4.04
This is the first beneficiary of my "prioritised reading program" in view of my upcoming departure from WHS. It's been on my to-read list for a long t...more
Jun 02, 2010
Feb 12, 2009
 
Kampung Boy
3.92
If nothing else (and I actually have got a lot out of this challenge) 50books_poc has got me reading graphic novels and comics. Kampung Boy is complet...more
Oct 14, 2009
Oct 14, 2009
 
British Social Life in India, 1608-1937
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Mar 02, 2010
 
Little Paradise
3.95
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Mar 14, 2010
 
The Pacific
4.02
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Mar 14, 2010
 
The Japan We Never Knew: A Voyage of Discovery
3.08
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Jun 16, 2010
 
Plain Tales From The Raj: Images Of British India In The Twentieth Century
3.95
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Jul 22, 2009
 
Death of a Red Heroine
3.78
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Jan 25, 2011
 
The Happiest Refugee: A Memoir
4.09
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Mar 05, 2011
 
Geisha
3.77
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Mar 21, 2011
Mar 21, 2011
 
Stalingrad: The Fateful Siege, 1942-1943
4.28
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Jun 27, 2011
 
Mao: The Unknown Story
3.76
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Feb 14, 2009
 
Fragile Edge: A Personal Portrait of Loss on Everest
3.52
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Oct 14, 2013
Sep 24, 2013
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