Monday, November 28, 2016

China Dolls / Lisa See / 383 pages

     This latest book of Lisa See is set in the World War II era from 1939-1948.
It follows the lives of three friends and dancers; Grace, Ruby, and Helen.
Two are Chinese and one is Not!   The stories of these protagonists are so intertwined and totally immersed in the time period that it is difficult to stop reading.  There was so much going on in the United States and it was a tough time to be Asian.  Reading about it now seems like reading about a different mindset that I would hope is gone.  The history and culture are throughout this book and really puts the reader there.  It is a fascinating book and could easily be a school choice for history.  Very good book.

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