Chu Ju's House
When her family has a new baby girl – and that’s one too many - fourteen-year-old Chu Ju decides to leave home so that her baby sister can stay. She takes a series of different jobs and learns about people as she learns new skills and trades.
This book raises some interesting discussion possibilities about the far-reaching consequences of laws that affect families. It's also a story of a brave heroine who takes multiple risks to try to do what's best for the people she loves. Through her work on a fishing boat, a silk worm farm, and a rice paddy, Chu Ju learns new skills and she learns that people can be cruel and selfish, but also kind and generous.
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