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Out of the Dragon's Mouth By Joyce Burns Zeiss

Out of the Dragon's Mouth by Joyce Burns Zeiss

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After the fall of South Vietnam, fourteen-year-old Mai is forced to flee to a refugee camp on an island off the coast of Malaysia, where she must navigate numerous hardships while waiting to be sponsored for entry into America.

Out of the Dragon's Mouth Summary

Out of the Dragon's Mouth by Joyce Burns Zeiss

After the fall of South Vietnam, fourteen-year-old Mai, a young Vietnamese girl of Chinese descent, is torn from a life of privilege and forced to flee across the South China Sea in the hold of a fishing trawler. Mai finds tenuous safety in a refugee camp on an island off the coast of Malaysia, where a greedy relative called Small Auntie offers her a place to stay--but her hospitality isn't free. With her father's words "You must survive" echoing in her ears, Mai endures the hardships of the camp, which are tempered only by her dreams of being sponsored by her uncle for entry into America. But when an accident forces Mai to leave the safety of Small Auntie's family, she meets Kien, a half-American boy who might be the only person who can keep her alive until she's sent to the United States. Coinciding with the fortieth anniversary of the fall of Saigon, Out of the Dragon's Mouth is a poignant look into life ripped apart by the ravages of war.

Out of the Dragon's Mouth Reviews

"Given the dearth of material about the exodus of the families that supported democracy in Vietnam, this novel has value in helping to bring home to modern readers the great costs they suffered." --Kirkus Reviews
"This well-written ... story puts emotions and a face to the word "refugee." --School Library Journal

About Joyce Burns Zeiss

Joyce Burns Zeiss (Chicago, IL) has always wanted to be a writer. After retiring from teaching junior high school, she became a member of the Off Campus Writers Workshop in Winnetka, Illinois. Her experiences resettling a Chinese Cambodian refugee family in 1979 and her subsequent trips to work in refugee camps in Africa fueled her interest in the plight of the refugee. Her first novel, Out of the Dragon's Mouth, is based on the true-life experiences of a fellow teacher who fled Vietnam as an adolescent to cross the South China Sea in the hold of a fishing boat. To learn more, visit her website at www.joyceburnszeiss.com.

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GOR009743749
Out of the Dragon's Mouth by Joyce Burns Zeiss
Used - Very Good
Paperback
North Star Editions
2015-03-08
240
0738741965
9780738741963
N/A
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