You can't join the Guard! Your from a black family!!*
First we meet Ji-li Jiang. She is a strait A' student and has a bright future in the China's communist party. She lives with her Grandmother, Mother, Father, Sister, and Brother
Ji-li turned twelve in 1966, the same year that china's leader launched a cultural revolution.
As the cultural revolution progresses, Ji-li wants to join the Red Guard which is associated with the revolution. But she finds out that her grandfather was someone who is shamed in the new revolution, therefore, she caint join the Guard.
The Guards have started searching peoples houses for forolds, which are items that are from the old culture and are illegal.
JI-li's house finally got searched. The Red Guards took many articles of clothing and personal possessions. There where items scattered all over the floor.
Ji-li's father got taken away because of a myth that was spread.He was taken to jail and had to stay there for a long time. After he came home, china found out the revolutionary was a big scam.