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Parents' Choice Awards : Books : Non-Fiction
Double Luck: Memoirs of a Chinese Orphan

Double Luck: Memoirs of a Chinese Orphan

Fall 2001 Non-Fiction
Ages: 10 - 12 yrs.
By: Lu Chi Fa
Writer: Becky White
ISBN: 0823415600
Hardcover Price: $18.95
Chi Fa's father was a prosperous merchant in China. It did Chi Fa little good. Both of his parents died in 1944, leaving him at the mercy of mean-spirited and wastrel relatives. The only person who cared for him was his older sister whose husband turned the small boy out. Sold by an aunt, Chi Fa became the slave of the local communist leader.

With a fascinating glimpse into the years of turmoil during the rise of communism, this one boy withstood years of beatings and hunger without losing his compassionate nature. His heart is as compelling as his long journey to America.

Kemie Nix   ©2001 Parents' Choice
Kemie Nix is Chairman of Children's Literature for Children (CLC), a non-profit, tax-exempt, educational organization dedicated to bringing children and books together. Mrs. Nix, a senior book editor for Parents' Choice, has a remarkable sense of selecting books children love to read.

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