Escape from Saigon: How a Vietnam War Orphan Became an American Boy
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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.
Family Relationships; Racial Diversity; Culture/Ethnicity; Adoption; Interracial; Immigrants and refugees; adopted child; orphan children; adoptive family; international adoption; interracial adoption; interracial family; refugee children
Asian (Vietnamese) / White
adoptive mother and father
Orbis Pictus Award for Outstanding Nonfiction for Children, 2005, Recommended
Society of Midland Authors Book Award, 2005, Winner, Children's Non Fiction
Vietnamese Americans; Vietnam War; orphans; photographs; Operation Babylift; Ohio; doctor
Warren, Andrea, "Escape from Saigon: How a Vietnam War Orphan Became an American Boy" (2008). Diverse Families. 579.