Daphne M- Illustrious Artist
Red Scarf Girl - Chapter 3,4 & 5
According to the newspaper, the schools classes were suspended, and students were required to make posters about the teachers and their learning. The posters are about means of protest, propaganda, and popular communication. They have been used in China since imperial times. Da-zi-bao are propaganda posters. In the book, the posters are supposed to say how their teachers stand against the system and are considered "Black", the opposite of Red which is Communism. Ji-li, Zhang- Jie , and An-Yi couldn't think of anything, so they went outside to see what others had written. They are amazed on what other have said, and they canot portray their teachers like the others did.
(Notice the little lines above Ji-Li's head in the drawing, they represent her reaction.) They instead of writing it themselves, copy down already written ones.