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Ties That Bind, Ties That Break
by Lensey Namioka
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1.Why do you think Chinese mothers kept forcing their daughters to have their feet bound?
 
2.What is one interesting thing you learned about Chinese culture from this book?
 
3.When Ailin became an amah for the Warners, what do you think was the hardest thing for her in her new life?
 
4.Is Ailin a revolutionary (as James Chew called her), fighting a war against tradition? What are some traditions people rebel against today?
 
5.Did you like the ending? Why or why not?
 
6.Would there be any advantages to having arranged marriages today?
 
7.In this day and age, do you think girls still experience discrimination? Why or why not? Examples?
 
Author Website:
http://www.lensey.com
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