Told in verse, this is the story of Ten-year-old Ha and her family who are forced to leave Saigon during the war, and her struggles to adapt to a difficult new life in Alabama. "Humorous and heartbreaking."—Booklist, starred review
Common Core Alignment:
RL.5.6. Describe how a narrator’s or speaker’s point of view influences how events are described.
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