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Freedom Swimmer



by
Wai Chim

Edition
Hardcover edition
Publisher
Scholastic
Imprint
Scholastic Press
ISBN
9781338656138
POTENTIALLY SENSITIVE AREAS
Violence: Child Abuse , Language: Mild Language , Language: Infrequent Use , Violence: General
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History High

A powerful story of friendship, bravery, and a desperate bid for freedom, inspired by true events.

Ming survived the famine that killed his parents during China's "Great Leap Forward", and lives a hard but adequate life, working in the fields.

When a group of city boys comes to the village as part of a Communist Party re-education program, Ming and his friends aren't sure what to make of the new arrivals. They're not used to hard labor and village life. But despite his reservations, Ming befriends a charming city boy called Li. The two couldn't be more different, but slowly they form a bond over evening swims and shared dreams.

But as the bitterness of life under the Party begins to take its toll on both boys, they begin to imagine the impossible: freedom.

Note about phonetics. Author’s note. 

POTENTIALLY SENSITIVE AREAS
Violence: Child Abuse , Language: Mild Language , Language: Infrequent Use , Violence: General

Details

Format

Print

Page Count

256

Trim Size

8 3/10" x 5 1/2"

Dewey

F

AR

5.6: points 8

Lexile

790L

Genre

Fic

Scholastic Reading Counts

0

JLG Release

Feb 2022

Book Genres

Historical Fiction

Topics

Villages. China. Friendship. Liberty. Swimming. Communism. Freedom. Asia. Emigration and immigration. Politics. Social issues. Military. Hong Kong.

 


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