Vietnamese American

A Different Pond

Posted by on Dec 10, 2017 in Ages 06 and up, North America, Theme: #OwnVoices, Theme: Cultural Differences, Theme: Cultural Identity, Theme: Cultural Traditions, Theme: Family Relationships, Theme: Identity, Theme: Immigration, Theme: Migrant Life, Theme: War, United States, Vietnamese, Vietnamese American | 0 comments

A Different Pond

A Different Pond By Bao Phi Illustrated By Thi Bui Published by Capstone Young Readers Age Range: 6+ Find a copy at Amazon | IndieBound | B&N | Worldcat “Spare and simple, a must-read for our times.”  —Kirkus Reviews Description Featured on the 2017 Children’s Best Books Lists including Publishers Weekly, School Library Journal, Washington Post, Kirkus, New York Public Library, and more! Acclaimed poet Bao Phi delivers a powerful, honest glimpse into a relationship between father and son—and between cultures, old and new. A Different Pond is an unforgettable story about...

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Weeping Under This Same Moon

Posted by on Jan 14, 2013 in Ages 14 and up, Asia (Southeast), Theme: Immigration, Theme: Multicultural Friendship, Theme: Refugee Life, Vietnam, Vietnamese American | Comments Off on Weeping Under This Same Moon

Weeping Under This Same Moon

Weeping Under the Same Moon By Jana Laiz Published by Crow Flies Press “This heartrending story really rings true and is impossible to ignore, especially since it’s based on real events.” –VOYA “…the book vividly portrays very different yet intersecting worlds.” –George Rupp, President, The International Rescue Committee Find a copy at Amazon | IndieBound | B&N     Description Mei is an artist whose life has been disrupted by the Vietnam War. Her anguished parents send her away on a perilous escape during the exodus of thousands of Vietnamese...

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Vietnamerica

Posted by on Nov 29, 2012 in Ages 13 and up, Asia (Southeast), Theme: Cultural Identity, Theme: Family Relationships, Theme: Historical, Theme: Immigration, Vietnam, Vietnamese American | Comments Off on Vietnamerica

Vietnamerica

Vietnamerica: A Family’s Journey By GB Tran Published by Villard/ Random House Publishers “If you have ever felt a connection to the immigrant experience, if you are born of a generation that benefited from the bruises and blood of the one that came before, then this memoir will resonate as literature rarely does. And if this is the first time you’ve looked deeply at the story of the Vietnamese diaspora, then know that this is the sort of grand epic that begins to make sense only when told through the words of people who lived it.” –Racebending Find a copy at Amazon |...

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The Lotus Seed

Posted by on Aug 10, 2012 in Ages 06 and up, Asia (Southeast), Theme: Historical, Theme: Immigration, Theme: Survival, Vietnam, Vietnamese American | Comments Off on The Lotus Seed

The Lotus Seed

The Lotus Seed By Sherry Garland Illustrated by Tatsuro Kiuchi Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt “A thoughtful, beautifully designed book that will find a place in many discussions.”  –Kirkus Reviews “The spare simplicity of Garland’s tale about remembering one’s birthplace is richly amplified by Kiuchi’s arresting, light-filled paintings” –Publisher’s Weekly Find a copy at Amazon | IndieBound | B&N   Description Forced to flee her beloved Vietnam to escape a devastating civil war, a woman takes only her children and a single...

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Inside Out and Back Again

Posted by on Aug 8, 2012 in Ages 09 and up, Asia (Southeast), Theme: Cultural Identity, Theme: Family Relationships, Theme: Historical, Theme: Immigration, Vietnamese American | Comments Off on Inside Out and Back Again

Inside Out and Back Again

Inside Out and Back Again By Thanhha Lai Published by HarperCollins Publishing “Lai’s poems have the stabbing specificity of the Vietnamese refugee experience, but also speak to any sensitive child wrestling with the necessity to compromise with wrenching, world-shifting transitions.” —Claudia Mills, Children’s Literature “Based in Lai’s personal experience, this first novel captures a child–refugee’s struggle with rare honesty.” —Booklist Find a copy at Amazon | IndieBound | B&N Description “No one would believe me but at times I would choose wartime...

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Escape from Saigon

Posted by on Aug 8, 2012 in Ages 10 and up, Asia (Southeast), Theme: Adoption, Theme: Cultural Identity, Theme: Family Death, Theme: Family Relationships, Theme: Historical, Theme: Immigration, Vietnam, Vietnamese American | Comments Off on Escape from Saigon

Escape from Saigon

Escape from Saigon: How a Vietnamese Orphan Became an American Boy By Andrea Warren Published by Square Fish “Dramatic accounts of other Vietnamese and American people’s escape from Saigon on the eve of its collapse plus numerous b&w photos round out this informative book and help bring into clear focus the Vietnam War’s effects on children.” —Publisher’s Weekly Find a copy at Amazon | IndieBound | B&N Description Over a million South Vietnamese children were orphaned by the Vietnam War. This affecting true account tells the story of Long, who, like more...

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