House Without Walls

ISBN-10: 1499808755
ISBN-13: 9781499808759
Author: Russell, Ching Yeung
Interest Level: 4-9
Publisher: Little Bee Books

Publication Date: June 2019

Copyright: 2019

Page Count: 336


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Interest Level

Grades 4-9

Reading Level

Lexile: 750L
Accelerated Reader Level: 5.0
Accelerated Reader Points: 4.0

BISAC Subjects

JUVENILE FICTION / Stories in Verse (see also Poetry)

JUVENILE FICTION / Family / General (see also headings under Social Themes)

Description
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.
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