Mao’s last dancer – Li Cunxin

This is the amazing true story of Li Cunxin. The sixth son of a peasant family Li was born in China in 1961 into extreme poverty. At the age of 11 Li gets a chance to escape a life of hardship when he is chosen to study ballet at the Beijing Dance Academy. Be inspired by how Li overcomes loneliness and a grueling training program to become a famous dancer on the world stage.
Recommended age: 12+

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One Response to “Mao’s last dancer – Li Cunxin”

  1. Vance Says:

    This is a great book, it shows how the Chinese government treat their people. Communism is really bad, as you would understand when you read this book. It will show you how lucky you are if you live in a first world country.


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