Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China
Why this book?
What I love about this book is that while it is nonfiction, this generational story reads like a novel. The author’s grandmother was forced to be a warlord’s concubine; her mother, a young idealistic Communist, marched with Mao; and the author became a member of the Red Guard during the Cultural Revolution. This book is a fantastic way for readers to learn about Chinese history.