A Girl Named Faithful Plum: The True Story of a Dancer from China and How She Achieved Her Dream

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Paperback, Random House Childrens Books, 2012, ISBN13 9780375871580, ISBN10 0375871586
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Paperback, Random House Childrens Books, 2012, ISBN13 9780375871580, ISBN10 0375871586

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Paperback, Random House Childrens Books, 2012, ISBN13 9780375871580, ISBN10 0375871586

In 1977, when Zhongmei Lei was 11 years old, she learned that the prestigious Beijing Dance Academy was having open auditions. She'd already taken dance lessons, but everyone said a poor country girl would never get into the academy, especially without any connections in the Communist Party of the 1970s. But Zhongmei, whose name means Faithful Plum, persisted, traveled for three days and two nights to get to Beijing and eventually beat out 60,000 other girls. But getting in was easy compared to staying in, as Zhongmei soon learned. Without those all-important connections, she was just a little girl on her own, far away from family. But her determination, talent, and sheer force of will were not something the teachers or other students expected, and soon it was apparent that Zhongmei was not to be underestimated.
Zhongmei became a famous dancer, and founded her own dance company, which made its New York debut when she was in just her late 20s. In "A Girl Named Faithful Plum, " her husband and renowned journalist, Richard Bernstein, has written a fascinating account of one girl's struggle to go from the remote farmlands of China to the world's stages, and the lengths she went to in order to follow her dream.

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Number of Pages: 270
Original Languages: English
Author: Bernstein, Richard
Book Format: Paperback
Primary Shelf ID: 656799
Publisher: Random House Childrens Books
Publication Date: September, 2012
ISBN-13: 9780375871580
Digital Video Formats: Paperback
Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H): 5.25 x 7.50 x 0.50 Inches
ISBN-10: 0375871586
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