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Song of the Buffalo Boy

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When American soldiers departed Vietnam, many left children behind—like seventeen-year-old Loi, whose fellow villagers ostracize her because she is con-lai, a half-breed and a reminder of her countrys tragic civil war. Only Khai, a young buffalo tender, shows her love and respect. Promised in an arranged marriage to a cruel older man, Loi flees to Ho Chi Minh City. Along with thousands of others, she applies for the chance to leave for the United States through the Amerasian Homecoming Program, and faces the most important decision of her life: Should she leave her beloved country, her family, and her gentle, loving Khai?
     Includes a readers guide, an authors note, and a glossary of Vietnamese words.

Synopsis:

A daughter of a Vietnamese woman and a U.S. soldier flees an arranged marriage, falls in love, and tries to go to America to find her father

Synopsis:

Seventeen-year-old Loi, whose father was an American soldier, is ostracized by her fellow villagers because she is con-lai, a half-breed. Loi has been promised to a cruel older man, but rather than marry him, she flees to Ho Chi Minh City, and along with thousands of other Amerasians, she begins the confusing process of applying for the Amerasian Homecoming Program. “Drawing attention to painful and neglected topics, Garland’s writing is strongly atmospheric, with graceful interpolations of Vietnamese words and references to Vietnamese culture and traditions.”--Publishers Weekly

Synopsis:

Seventeen-year-old Loi's family promises to wed her to an older man. She flees to Ho Chi Minh City and, with her boyfriend, prepares to leave for America in search of her biological father.

About the Author

SHERRY GARLAND is the author of many award-winning novels and picture books, including Indio, The Last Rainmaker. She lives in central Texas. www.sherrygarland.com

Product Details

ISBN:
9780152000981
Author:
Garland, Sherry
Publisher:
Harcourt Brace and Company
Location:
San Diego :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
Children's 12-Up - Fiction - History
Subject:
Social Situations - Prejudice & Racism
Subject:
Vietnam
Subject:
People & Places - Asia
Subject:
Vietnam Fiction.
Subject:
Amerasians -- Fiction.
Subject:
Amerasians
Subject:
Social Issues - Prejudice & Racism
Subject:
Historical - United States - 20th Century
Subject:
Children s-Historical Fiction-General
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
no. 777
Publication Date:
19940431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 7
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
6.88 x 4.19 in 0.4 lb
Age Level:
10-UP

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Product details 288 pages Harcourt Paperbacks - English 9780152000981 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by ,
A daughter of a Vietnamese woman and a U.S. soldier flees an arranged marriage, falls in love, and tries to go to America to find her father
"Synopsis" by ,
Seventeen-year-old Loi, whose father was an American soldier, is ostracized by her fellow villagers because she is con-lai, a half-breed. Loi has been promised to a cruel older man, but rather than marry him, she flees to Ho Chi Minh City, and along with thousands of other Amerasians, she begins the confusing process of applying for the Amerasian Homecoming Program. “Drawing attention to painful and neglected topics, Garland’s writing is strongly atmospheric, with graceful interpolations of Vietnamese words and references to Vietnamese culture and traditions.”--Publishers Weekly

"Synopsis" by , Seventeen-year-old Loi's family promises to wed her to an older man. She flees to Ho Chi Minh City and, with her boyfriend, prepares to leave for America in search of her biological father.

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