Song of the Buffalo Boy

Paperback | April 15, 2008

bySherry Garland

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Seventeen-year-old Loi, whose father was an American soldier, is ostracized by her fellow villagers because she is con-lai, a half-breed. Loi has been promised to a cruel older man, but rather than marry him, she flees to Ho Chi Minh City, and along with thousands of other Amerasians, she begins the confusing process of applying for the Amerasian Homecoming Program. "Drawing attention to painful and neglected topics, Garland's writing is strongly atmospheric, with graceful interpolations of Vietnamese words and references to Vietnamese culture and traditions." - Publishers Weekly

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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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Seventeen-year-old Loi, whose father was an American soldier, is ostracized by her fellow villagers because she is con-lai, a half-breed. Loi has been promised to a cruel older man, but rather than marry him, she flees to Ho Chi Minh City, and along with thousands of other Amerasians, she begins the confusing process of applying for ...

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