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Author Yeung Russell, Ching.

Title House without walls [Overdrive electronic resource]. Ching Yeung Russell.

Imprint 2019.
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Description 1 online resource
Summary For most people, home is a place with four walls. It's a place to eat, sleep, rest, and live. For a refugee, the concept of home is ever-changing, ever-moving, ever-wavering. And often, it doesn't have any walls at all. 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.
Audience Text Difficulty 3 - Text Difficulty 4
MG/Middle grades (4th-8th)
750 Lexile.
5 ATOS Level
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. New York : Yellow Jacket, 2019. Requires OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 1865 KB) or Kobo app or compatible Kobo device (file size: N/A KB).
Subject Juvenile Fiction.
Juvenile Literature.
Poetry.
Genre Electronic books.
Other Form: Original 9781499808759
ISBN 9781499809305 (electronic bk)
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