A girl named Faithful Plum : the true story of a dancer from China and how she achieved her dream / Richard Bernstein.


  • ISBN: 9780375969607 (hbk.)
  • ISBN: 0375969608 (hbk.)
  • ISBN: 9780375869600 (hbk.)
  • Description: 270 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 22 cm.
  • Edition: 1st ed.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Alfred A. Knopf, c2011.

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  • 7 copies at NOBLE (All Libraries).

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Content descriptions

Summary: Tells the true story of Zhongmei Lei, an eleven-year-old girl in 1977 who won one of twelve spots at the prestigious Beijing Dance Academy, and whose determination to remain in the school impressed teachers and students alike; and discusses how Zhongmei, whose name means Faithful Plum, went on to form her own dance company which debuted in New York when she was in her late twenties.