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Escaping the Tiger by Laura Manivong
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Feb 09, 2010

bookshelves: children-ya, survival-stories
Read from March 08 to 18, 2010

Excellent depiction both of life in a refugee camp and life under communist rule. The story is honest and unflinching, but not so brutal that children won't be able to handle reading it. Should be a real eye-opener for young readers born after the end of the Cold War.

Made me very grateful for this country. And for the baked chicken I ate for dinner last night. And the meat I ate the night before that, and the night before that...

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