Journals and memoirs, Women biography, General non-fiction
Ma Yan is a teenager from Ningxia, China, a drought-stricken rural area. Education can be the difference between a life of crushing poverty and a better future, but money is scarce. Ma Yan's diary chronicles her struggle to escape hardship… and bring prosperity to her family, through her persistent, sometimes desperate, attempts to continue her schooling. Grades 4-7 and older readers. 2002, 2004. Uniform title: Journal de Ma Yan.