This story, inspired by the author’s own refugee experience, is beautifully written in verse. We journey with ten-year-old Ha as she experiences the Vietnam war, time in a refugee camp, her family’s journey to America, and the adjustment to life in Alabama. I especially appreciate the insight into her experiences learning the English language. This book would be a powerful read-aloud to an upper elementary or grade seven class providing many opportunities for making connections, exploring the author’s craft, and discussing the intricacies of the English language.
May 20, 2019Learn More