Summary: Hà has only ever known Saigon: the thrills of its markets, the joy of its traditions, and the warmth of her friends close by. But now the Vietnam War has reached her home. Hà and her family are forced to flee as Saigon falls, and they board a ship headed toward hope—toward America.
Mrs. Lopez's Take: The author writes from personal experience which gives this story an authentic perspective. It makes you think about the experience of an immigrant to our country and how we can do better welcoming them. It is written in poem format. That with its beautiful language, makes for a quick read.
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