Escape from Saigon: How a Vietnam War Orphan Became an American Boy
Product Description: 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.
Age Level: Middle Grade (9-14)
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Book Series: Across Cultures: Asian Pacific American Heritage (YA and Middle Grades) Stories About International Adoptions Refugees: Books for Middle Grades Refugee Stories from Asia