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When Heaven Fell

Title

When Heaven Fell

Authors

Carolyn Marsden

Publisher

Candlewick Press

Pages

192 pages

Publication Year

2007

ISBN

9780763631758

Genre

realism

Topic

Family Relationships; Poverty; living in poverty; financial hardship; poor

Annotation

When her grandmother reveals that the daughter that she had given up for adoption is coming from America to visit her Vietnamese family, nine-year-old Binh is convinced that her newly-discovered aunt is wealthy and will take care of all the family's needs.

Grade Level

3-5; 6-8

Family Formation

multi-generational

Main Character

girl

Diversity Impact

direct

Race/Ethnicities

Vietnamese

Awards

Notable Books for a Global Society, 2008; The de Grummond Children's Literature Collection

Keywords

Aunts; Families; culture conflict; Vietnam; wealth

Item Type

Fiction

Format

chapter book

When Heaven Fell

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