Seal Books, Paperback, 9780770429317, 64pp.
Publication Date: February 4, 2003
Into this world, in a village in the lower reaches of the Yangtze River, White Lily was born. She had a happy childhood, running and playing, until, at the age of four, she was forced to undergo the painful procedure of foot binding required for all females of her social class. But White Lily has her heart set on more than a traditional role in society, and she enlists the support of her beloved elder brother. Together they devise a plan to defy tradition and convince their father that White Lily's feet and mind must be allowed to grow.
Ting-xing Ye, born in Shanghai in 1952, was an English interpreter for the Chinese government before leaving China in 1987. Her memoir, A Leaf in the Bitter Wind, has been published in seven countries. She is also the author of three children’s picture books and the award-winning White Lily. She lives in Orillia, Ontario.