The Vine Basket
By Josanne La Valley
(Clarion Books, Hardcover, 9780547848013, 252pp.)
Publication Date: April 2013
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Mehrigul, 14, is a Uyghur, a tribal group scorned by the Chinese communist regime. Against obstacles that include her embittered father and her obligations to their farm, she has three weeks to make the baskets that will help her family and give her some hope for the future.