The Diary of Ma Yan

When Ma Yan, a peasant girl in China, was 13 and 14 she kept a journal that, on a whim, was published in the early 2000s. Her diary is a glimpse into the need for education to stop the cycle of poverty. What she wrote is interrupted occasionally with interesting explanations on the culture. I recommend it to middle grade kids and up.

5 (out of 5) Stars

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