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Escape from Saigon: How a Vietnam War Orphan Became an American Boy

Title

Escape from Saigon: How a Vietnam War Orphan Became an American Boy

Authors

Andrea Warren

Publisher

Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Pages

128 pages

Publication Year

2008

ISBN

9780374400231

Genre

historical nonfiction

Topic

Family Relationships; Racial Diversity; Adoption; Orphaned; Interracial; adopted child; orphan children; adoptive family; intercountry adoption; interracial adoption

Annotation

Chronicles the experiences of an orphaned Amerasian boy from his birth and early childhood in Saigon through his departure from Vietnam in the 1975 Operation Babylift and his subsequent life as the adopted son of an American family in Ohio.

Grade Level

6-8

Family Formation

adoptive family

Main Character

multiple

Diversity Impact

direct

Race/Ethnicities

Vietnamese / White

Awards

Society of Midland Authors Book Award, 2005, Orbis Pictus Award for Outstanding Nonfiction for Children, 2005,

Keywords

Vietnamese Americans; Vietnam War; refugees; children

Item Type

Nonfiction

Format

chapter book

Escape from Saigon: How a Vietnam War Orphan Became an American Boy

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