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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

Publication Year

2008

ISBN

9780374400231

Pages

128 pages

Genre

biography

Format

chapter book

Item Type

Nonfiction

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

Lexile Measure

930L

Diversity Topics

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

Main Character

male child

Race/Ethnicities

Asian (Vietnamese) / White

Family Formation

adoptive mother and father

Awards

Orbis Pictus Award for Outstanding Nonfiction for Children, 2005, Recommended
Society of Midland Authors Book Award, 2005, Winner, Children's Non Fiction

Keywords

Vietnamese Americans; Vietnam War; orphans; photographs; Operation Babylift; Ohio; doctor

Diversity Impact

direct

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


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