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When A Girl Is Born What I like the World to Read For The September Project ‘ A boy that comes to a home Drops to earth li...
Why do we choose this book? <ul><li>This book talks about how a woman got her own freedom  </li></ul><ul><li>during a time...
Who is the author? <ul><li>The author of this book is Pamela Grant </li></ul><ul><li>She lives in Cubaria where she works ...
When was this book published? <ul><li>When a girl is born is first published at 1993  </li></ul><ul><li>At the Oxford Univ...
What the story was about? <ul><li>China at the turn of the century, and no one is glad </li></ul><ul><li>when a girl is bo...
<ul><li>She was later asked to married to an old merchant whom  </li></ul><ul><li>decided by her family. However, her fate...
<ul><li>Ko-Chin was also asked to learn new characters each day </li></ul><ul><li>so that she was able to read the newspap...
Thank   You   For   Viewing !! Done by:  Chua Chu Kang Secondary Library club:  Chua Fang Ying Chiang Hui Xun Siti Nuraisyah
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What I'd Like The World To Read For The September Project - When A Girl Is Born

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  1. 1. When A Girl Is Born What I like the World to Read For The September Project ‘ A boy that comes to a home Drops to earth like a god that chooses to be born. No one is glad when a girl is born; By her the family sets no store…’
  2. 2. Why do we choose this book? <ul><li>This book talks about how a woman got her own freedom </li></ul><ul><li>during a time where the ranking of man was much more </li></ul><ul><li>higher than a woman. It shows the strong wills of both ko- </li></ul><ul><li>chin and her husband, which illustrates that even woman, </li></ul><ul><li>have their own rights. This book is also suitable for our topic, </li></ul><ul><li>freedom. This book shows how a girl has fought for her own </li></ul><ul><li>freedom and with the help of her husband, they have made </li></ul><ul><li>it possible for us girls to pursue our own rights, and receive </li></ul><ul><li>fair treatment. Hence these are the reasons why we have </li></ul><ul><li>chosen this book. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Who is the author? <ul><li>The author of this book is Pamela Grant </li></ul><ul><li>She lives in Cubaria where she works as freelance </li></ul><ul><li>writer and editor. She has always been interested </li></ul><ul><li>in china, and for her doctorate she specialized in </li></ul><ul><li>the connections between the past and the present </li></ul><ul><li>in china history. “When a girl is born” is her first </li></ul><ul><li>novel, although she has also written fiction and </li></ul><ul><li>non-fiction books for children and adult. </li></ul>
  4. 4. When was this book published? <ul><li>When a girl is born is first published at 1993 </li></ul><ul><li>At the Oxford University Press </li></ul>
  5. 5. What the story was about? <ul><li>China at the turn of the century, and no one is glad </li></ul><ul><li>when a girl is born. Girls are seen as worthless </li></ul><ul><li>property, a burden on the family, and someone to be </li></ul><ul><li>married as soon as possible. </li></ul><ul><li>Ko-chin, who was fourteen years old, did not have </li></ul><ul><li>the right to do anything. She has never been taught to </li></ul><ul><li>ask questions, and knows that she must always accept </li></ul><ul><li>whatever happens to her. </li></ul><ul><li>. </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>She was later asked to married to an old merchant whom </li></ul><ul><li>decided by her family. However, her fate changed. A man </li></ul><ul><li>who was called, Li Han-Lao, stopped the marriage. But in </li></ul><ul><li>order to do that, he married Ko-chin. </li></ul><ul><li>Her husband was a reformer who told her she must </li></ul><ul><li>think for herself and be a new woman in the modern </li></ul><ul><li>world. He says that together they can change things for </li></ul><ul><li>themselves and for China. </li></ul><ul><li>He does not believe that women should hide away when </li></ul><ul><li>their friends call as he believes that everyone is equal. </li></ul><ul><li>He made his wife, Ko-Chin, to sit behind the curtain </li></ul><ul><li>where she can hear what is said without being seen by </li></ul><ul><li>the other members of the Reform Club. </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>Ko-Chin was also asked to learn new characters each day </li></ul><ul><li>so that she was able to read the newspaper and assist her </li></ul><ul><li>husband. </li></ul><ul><li>In the later part, Han-Lao engages the best doctor in </li></ul><ul><li>Peking to supervise the unbinding of Ko-Chin’s feet. But, </li></ul><ul><li>she was afraid to see her ugly feet or to let her husband to </li></ul><ul><li>see it. In addition, the pain of the unbinding was </li></ul><ul><li>unbearable. </li></ul><ul><li>In the end, Ko-Chin gave birth to a girl who named Pearl, </li></ul><ul><li>in memory of the Emperor’s lost Pearl Concubine. This was </li></ul><ul><li>also the time that had come to be glad when a girl was </li></ul><ul><li>born. She knew that there would be fear and war and </li></ul><ul><li>constant struggle in the years ahead; change was never </li></ul><ul><li>easy, but it was far, far better than to live condemned. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Thank You For Viewing !! Done by: Chua Chu Kang Secondary Library club: Chua Fang Ying Chiang Hui Xun Siti Nuraisyah

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