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Revolution is not a dinner party : a novel  Cover Image Book Book

Revolution is not a dinner party : a novel / Ying Chang Compestine.


Starting in 1972 when she is nine, Ling, the daughter of two doctors, struggles to make sense of the communists' Cultural Revolution, which empties stores of food, homes of appliances deemed "bourgeois," and people of laughter.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780312581497 (pb)
  • Physical Description: 248 pages : illustrations, maps ; 20 cm
  • Edition: First Square Fish edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Square Fish, 2009/2007.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Originally published: New York: Henry Holt, 2007. With additional material.
"Go fish--look inside for an interview with Ying Chang Compestine"--P. [4] of cover.
Target Audience Note:
740L Lexile
Ages 9-12.
Study Program Information Note:
Accelerated Reader MG 4.7 6 6 118284
Subject: Accelerated reader > Juvenile literature.
Persecution > Juvenile fiction.
Families > Juvenile fiction.
Physicians > Juvenile fiction.
Communism > Juvenile fiction.
Historical fiction > 20th century > Juvenile literature.
Nineteen seventies > Juvenile fiction.
China > Juvenile fiction.

Available copies

  • 4 of 4 copies available at SPARK Libraries. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Juniata County.


  • 0 current holds with 4 total copies.
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Juniata County Library J F COM (Text)
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39640100666807 JUNM Juvenile Fiction Available -

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