Book Reviews of Ties That Bind, Ties That Break

Ties That Bind, Ties That Break
Ties That Bind Ties That Break
Author: Lensey Namioka
ISBN-13: 9780440415992
ISBN-10: 0440415993
Publication Date: 2000
Pages: 160
Reading Level: Young Adult
Rating:
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
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3.6 stars, based on 13 ratings
Publisher: Laurel Leaf
Book Type: Paperback
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very short, easy reading
incredible insight into an old and brutal custom and the woman who escaped the "bondage-binding"
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The youngest daughter in a traditional chinese family dares to insist on education and free choices
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Third sister in the Tao family, Ailin has watched her two older sisters having their feet bound. In China in 1911, all girls of good families follow this ancient practice, which is also an extremely painful one. Ailin loves to run away from her governess and play games with her male cousins. Knowing she will never run again once her feet are bound, she refuses to follow this torturous tradition.
As a result, the family of her intended husband breaks their marriage agreement. As she enters adolescence, Ailin finds that her family, shamed by her decision, will no longer support her. Chinese society leaves few options for a single woman of good family, but with bold conviction and an indomitable spirit, Ailin is determined to forge her own destiny. Her story is a tribute to all those whose courage opened new doors for the generations of women who came after them.
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Well-crafted, bittersweet tale of a Chinese woman who emigrates to the U.S. to create her future.