, an organization started in the '70s to promote friendship between the two countries. It's said that the group insisted Nixon make a visit to the then-closed fortress of the Middle Kingdom. This historic visit lead to the normalization of ties.
These days the group sponsors tours, pen-pal exchanges, and work opportunities while continuing to foster friendship and understanding.
So anyway, I was looking through my copy of the latest magazine and came upon two wonderful reviews of
My Half of the Sky
I'm so thrilled.
I hope you don't mind if I share some excerpts.....
"McBurney-Lin tells a wonderfully entertaining story with the traditional coming-of-age theme (which is experienced universally)...weaving in the cultural challenges of growing up in China's rapidly changing social system."--Mary Warpeha, co-President of the Minnesota Chapter of USCPFA
"The novel ...includes many of the tales and the folk ways of the people living in the rural areas of South China, still followed provincially. The story takes place in current China, but could relate the dilemma of any young woman in rural China through the ages."--Kitty Trescott, National Board Rep, Midwest Region, USCPFA.
Thank you for that indulgence.)
By the way, Happy 100th Anniversary of International Women's Day.