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Fiction Ages 12+
Pages: 154
Themes: refugee, war, family,sharing, opression,Vietnam
Publisher: Tradewind Books
Pub Date: 15/Jan/2019
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Thirteen-year-old Yen and her family have survived a war, famine and persecution. When a powerful flood ruins their village in rural Vietnam, matters only get worse. With the help of neighbors and family, they decide to take the ultimate risk on a chance for a better life.

Quill & Quire—starred review
"While certainly a suspenseful action story, A Grain of Rice is a sobering read, which gives insight into the…struggles of refugees past and present."
Booklist
"A gripping account of the refugee experience…The action never flags, and Yen's feistiness makes her an engaging and empathetic character."
CM: Canadian Review of Materials
Debut author Nhun Tran-Davies immerses the reader in this deeply moving fictionalized account of her family's escape from Vietnam following the fall of Saigon.
The Horn Book
"The descriptive narrative [has] a strong sense of immediacy; the author's portrayal of the mother's dedication, generosity and persistence is spot on."

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