Everything you need to understand or teach The Poppy War by R. F. Kuang.
In The Poppy War, R. F. Kuang weaves an incredible saga that combines the horrors of real-world war atrocities and the vast mythology of China. She tests the idea of morality, forcing the readers deep into the minds of her main characters and the situations that they grapple with. Kuang does not shy away from heavy topics and she forces readers to come to terms with a darkness within humanity that is rarely showcased. Her main character, Rin, exemplifies the savior that her country needed and a villain that many will not see coming.