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Escape from Saigon : how a Vietnam War orphan became an American boy, Andrea Warren

Label
Escape from Saigon : how a Vietnam War orphan became an American boy
Title
Escape from Saigon
Title remainder
how a Vietnam War orphan became an American boy
Statement of responsibility
Andrea Warren
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Chronicles the experiences of an orphaned Amerasian boy from his birth and early childhood in Saigon through his departure from Vietnam in the 1975 Operation Babylift and his subsequent life as the adopted son of an American family in Ohio. Annotation. An unforgettable true story of an orphan caught in the midst of war Over a million South Vietnamese children were orphaned by the Vietnam War. This affecting true account tells the story of Long, who, like more than 40,000 other orphans, is Amerasian -- a mixed-race child -- with little future in Vietnam. Escape from Saigon allows readers to experience Long's struggle to survive in war-torn Vietnam, his dramatic escape to America as part of "Operation Babylift" during the last chaotic days before the fall of Saigon, and his life in the United States as "Matt," part of a loving Ohio family. Finally, as a young doctor, he journeys back to Vietnam, ready to reconcile his Vietnamese past with his American present. As the thirtieth anniversary of the end of the Vietnam War approaches, this compelling account provides a fascinating introduction to the war and the plight of children caught in the middle of it
Member of
Awards note
A Junior Library Guild selection.
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Warren, Andrea
Dewey number
959.704/3/086*45
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E184.V53
LC item number
S74 2004
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Steiner, Matt
  • Steiner, Matt
  • Adopted children
  • Orphans
  • Vietnamese Americans
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975
  • Adoption
  • Intercountry adoption
  • Interracial adoption
  • Vietnamese Americans
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975
  • Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam)
Target audience
pre adolescent
Label
Escape from Saigon : how a Vietnam War orphan became an American boy, Andrea Warren
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Melanie Kroupa books."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [103]-104) and index
Contents
Little boy all alone -- New life in Saigon -- Home at Holt -- Family for long -- No way out -- Crash of the C-5A -- Operation babylift -- Flight to freedom -- Into the eye of the storm -- Real American boy -- Return to Vietnam -- Afterword -- Multimedia recommendations -- Sources -- Acknowledgments -- Photo credits -- Index
Control code
ocm53356276
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
110 p.
Isbn
9780374322243
Lccn
2003060672
Other physical details
ill.
Label
Escape from Saigon : how a Vietnam War orphan became an American boy, Andrea Warren
Publication
Note
"Melanie Kroupa books."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [103]-104) and index
Contents
Little boy all alone -- New life in Saigon -- Home at Holt -- Family for long -- No way out -- Crash of the C-5A -- Operation babylift -- Flight to freedom -- Into the eye of the storm -- Real American boy -- Return to Vietnam -- Afterword -- Multimedia recommendations -- Sources -- Acknowledgments -- Photo credits -- Index
Control code
ocm53356276
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
110 p.
Isbn
9780374322243
Lccn
2003060672
Other physical details
ill.

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