House Without Walls

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House Without Walls

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October 2019

ISBN: 9781499808759

Eleven-year-old Lam escapes from Vietnam with Dee Dee during the Vietnamese Boat People Exodus in 1979, when people from Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia fled their homelands for safety. For a refugee, the trip is a long and perilous one, filled with dangerous encounters with pirates and greedy sailors, a lack of food and water, and even the stench of a dead body onboard. When they finally arrive at a refugee camp, Lam befriends Dao, a girl her age who becomes like a sister-a welcome glimmer of happiness after a terrifying journey.
 
Readers will feel as close to Lam as the jade pendant she wears around her neck, sticking by her side throughout her journey as she experiences fear, crushing loss, boredom, and some small moments of joy along the way.
 
Written in verse, this is a heartfelt story that is sure to build empathy and compassion for refugees around the world escaping oppression.

 
  • ISBN: 9781499808759
    Format: Print Book
    Edition: Hardcover edition
    Publisher: Yellow Jacket
    Page Count: 336
    Trim Size: 8 1/4" x 5 1/2"
    Genre: Fic
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