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Lai, Thanhha.
New York : Harper, 2011
IL 3-6, RL 4.8
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Ten year old Ha lives in Saigon during the Vietnam War. Her father is missing in action in North Vietnam. When South Vietnam falls, her mother, brothers and Ha are forced to leave Saigon for the United States on a crowded ship. Haís family is adopted by an Alabama man. They struggle to adjust to American food, holidays, school and customs. Using details from the authorís life, this moving story is a year in the life of this family that is told in verse.  (Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice Award nominee, 2014)

SUBJECTS:    Vietnamese Americans -- Fiction.
                        Emigration and immigration -- Fiction.
                        Immigrants -- Fiction.
                        Vietnam -- History -- Fiction.
                        Alabama -- History -- Fiction.
                        Novels in verse.

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