Song of the Buffalo Boy

Paperback | April 15, 2008

bySherry Garland

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When American soldiers departed Vietnam, many left children behind-like seventeen-year-old Loi, whose fellow villagers ostracize her because she is con-lai, a half-breed and a reminder of her country's tragic civil war. Only Khai, a young buffalo tender, shows her love and respect. Promised in an arranged marriage to a cruel older man, Loi flees to Ho Chi Minh City. Along with thousands of others, she applies for the chance to leave for the United States through the Amerasian Homecoming Program, and faces the most important decision of her life: Should she leave her beloved country, her family, and her gentle, loving Khai? Includes a reader's guide, an author's note, and a glossary of Vietnamese words.

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Shunned and mistreated because of her mixed heritage, and determined to avoid an arranged marriage, seventeen-year-old Loi runs away to Ho Chi Minh City with the hope that she and the boy she loves will be able to go to the United States to find her American father

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When American soldiers departed Vietnam, many left children behind-like seventeen-year-old Loi, whose fellow villagers ostracize her because she is con-lai, a half-breed and a reminder of her country's tragic civil war. Only Khai, a young buffalo tender, shows her love and respect. Promised in an arranged marriage to a cruel older man,...

SHERRY GARLAND is the author of many award-winning novels and picture books, including Indio, The Last Rainmaker. She lives in central Texas. www.sherrygarland.com

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 6.86 × 4.3 × 0.71 inPublished:April 15, 2008Publisher:Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0152000984

ISBN - 13:9780152000981

Appropriate for ages: 12

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Shunned and mistreated because of her mixed heritage, and determined to avoid an arranged marriage, seventeen-year-old Loi runs away to Ho Chi Minh City with the hope that she and the boy she loves will be able to go to the United States to find her American father

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'Packed with vivid details of village and city life as well as Vietnamese culture . . . Eye-opening.'- The Horn Book 'A compelling coming-of-age novel.'- School Library Journal