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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.

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."
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."

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