Red Scarf Girl Summary

Red Scarf Girl Summary

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Summary of chapter 10, "Junior High School at Last" from Red Scarf Girl by Jiang Ji-li

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  • I can't believe that it's the first day of junior high school!
  • Junior High School
  • I'm so excited! Although, I wish we were in the same class.
  • Teacher Zhang Xin
  • I'm your homeroom teacher. My name is Zhang Xin.
  • Yay! No one in here knows me or my class status.
  • Down with imperialism! Down with revisionism! Down with the new tsars!
  • Repeat after me class. Down with imperialism...
  • Down with imperialism! Down with...
  • Everyone is talking at different paces. We sound horrible!
  • Did you hear that Uncle Zhu got detained. They investigated him by the theater.
  • Ji-li and An-yi are very excited that they are going to Junior High School. However, Ji-li is also nervous about her classroom and doesn't know what to expect.
  • Ji-li, your dad has been sent to political study class. He will have to come home later than he usually does.
  • When Ji-li walks into her classroom, she becomes excited about her new school. She meets her new desk mate, and notices that no one knows her or her class status.
  • Now let's begin our morning benediction. Please get your Precious Red Books.
  • Psst! Ji-li, pretend this is your book!
  • Oh no! I must have left my Red Book in my jacket!
  • Morning Benediction
  • In Ji-li's class, it is the sixth English class of the term. They are learning about military and political terms and about Chairman Mao. However, later in the day the teacher gives everyone the wrong worksheet and embarrasses himself.
  • Five students failed, and two, Bai Shan and Jiang Ji-li got one hundred percent!
  • I will need to see you guys after class to ask about joining the propaganda group since you write very neat.
  • Yay, I got another one hundred!
  • Test Results
  • Ji-li is remembering how her dad always comes home very late every night. She also recalls that when her parents talk in the bathroom, the only private place, she can still hear their muffled voices while her dad nervously smokes.
  • Yeah, Aunt Wu got detained to.
  • When Ji-li's class has to take out their Precious Red Books, Ji-li realizes that she left hers in her jacket. Thanks to Lin-lin's quick thinking, she quickly gave Ji-li the cover her Red Book.\, and Ji-li was saved.
  • Ji-li and Bai Shan are asked by Teacher Zhang to join the propaganda group because of their neat handwriting. Ji-li can't join because she is scared that someone might start gossiping and decides to go straight home.
  • Oh no! I can't join this group because people might gossip about me.
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