OVERRIDE

Escape from Saigon

How a Vietnam War Orphan Became an American Boy

Andrea Warren

Square Fish

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.

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  • Andrea Warren

  • Andrea Warren 's own daughter is one of the 2,300 orphans rescued by Operation Babylift. She is the author of Surviving Hitler, a Robert F. Sibert Honor Book, and Orphan Train Rider, which received the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award for Nonfiction. She lives in Prairie Village, Kansas.
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Escape from Saigon

How a Vietnam War Orphan Became an American Boy

Andrea Warren

IRA Notable Books for a Global Society, NCSS-CBC Notable Trade Book in the Field of Social Studies, Society of Midland Authors Book Awards - Nominee, Booklinks Lasting Connection, Booklist Editors' Choice, Louisiana YR Choice Book Award Master List
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