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When Heaven Fell

Title

When Heaven Fell

Authors

Carolyn Marsden

Publisher

Candlewick Press

Publication Year

2007

ISBN

9780763631758

Pages

192 pages

Genre

realism

Format

chapter book

Item Type

Fiction

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

Topic

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

Main Character

girl

Race/Ethnicities

Vietnamese

Family Formation

multi-generational

Awards

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

Keywords

Aunts; Families; culture conflict; Vietnam; wealth

Diversity Impact

direct

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