The Red Scarf Girl
Prologue, and chapters 1-2
This drawing represents the night when Ji-Li was telling her parents about how she was invited to audition to be part of the Liberation Army as a traveling dancer. She was very excited, and thought she had a great chance, because she was very talented and flexible. Ji-Li was very honored that she was chosen, and so were her siblings. Almost all children idled the Liberation Army soldiers, because they helped make China a better place, and Ji-Li wanted to be part of it.
On the other hand, you can see by their expressions that her Grandma, Dad, and Mom are not very excited. This is because; they wouldn't pass the cultural investigation. This makes me start to think that her family isn't completely Chinese. Maybe, she is part American and this would be bad, because the army fought against Americans to get them out of China. The investigation could be unpleasant, because Ji-Li's family might not be accepted if they are part American, even if they don't want to be. I chose this scene, because I thought it was going to be very important to the book, and I thought that it would be talked about later on. Therefore, I wanted people to remember this scene when they go back to look at older blog posts.