Fill My Shoes…and My Heart

Jie Li


During China’s Cultural Revolution, Jie Li’s educated parents were sent to a “red star” commune to plow the soil, sow seeds, fetch water, and eventually to teach. When her father helps save a boy’s life, the child’s grateful family gives gifts of beautifully sewn insoles. When she moves to Canada, Jie Li brings her last pair of embroidered insoles with her.

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