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Oh, Ellen.
FLYING LESSONS AND OTHER STORIES
New York : Crown, 2017
IL 3-6, RL 4.5
ISBN
110193459X

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Tiny baby Lingsi was sold to the Li family only after Mrs Li promised the babyís mother to teach Lingsi to read upon her sixth birthday. Lingsi served the Li family as she grew. On Lingsiís sixth birthday the promise had to be honored or the Li family would suffer a curse from the broken promise. So it came to be that Lingsi would be tutored alongside the Liís son FuDing. For six years Lingsi was tutored with the treacherous and cruel FuDung. All studies ceased when the Li family began to make preparations for their sonís marriage. But who would marry FuDung? Why was Lingsi really bought? Was her purpose really more than just a servant? The answers to these questions and more can be discovered in The Difficult Path by Grace Lin. This is just one story in a collaboration of ten award winning authors in a dynamic collection of short stories. Some told in verse, some in diary form, all gripping from the beginning. A brief bio is included on each of the contributing writers: Kwame Alexander Kelly J. Bapstist Susan Chainani Matt de la Pena Tim Federle Grace LinMeg Medina Walter Dean Meyers Ellen Oh Tim Tingle Jacqueline Woodson   (New Hampshire Great Stone Face Award nominee, 2018)

SUBJECTS:     American fiction.
                        Short stories.


 
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