Last Airlift by Marsha Skrypuch
A Vietnamese Orphan's Rescue from War

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Tuyet used to dream of being adopted. But it is the end of the Vietnam War, and Tuyet's Saigon orphanage is full of perfect babies and toddlers. Who would want an eight-year-old girl with a leg weakened by polio? Even when the city is invaded and strangers rush her onto a plane bound for North America, Tuyet is sure she is only there to care for the fifty-six babies on board. She couldn't possibly be bound for a family of her own…could she?

Last Airlift is the true story of one girl's escape from war-torn Vietnam. School Library Journal said, "The author tells Tuyet's story with respect and dignity, introducing readers to a brave girl caught up in the turbulent times of her country, her fears of leaving what she knew, and the joy of finding a new life. Archival and family photos are included throughout, as are a historical note explaining the circumstances surrounding the airlift and an author's note with follow-up information about Tuyet. Her story will appeal to a broad range of readers."
 

About Marsha Skrypuch

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Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch is the multi-award winning author of more than a dozen historical picture books, chapter books, and juvenile and young adult novels. Her most recent novel, Making Bombs For Hitler, is the companion to Stolen Child, which was an OLA Best Bet, a CLA Book of the Year nominee, a Diamond Willow selection, a MYRCA selection, a Resource Links Best Book, a Golden Oak selection, and the SCBWI Crystal Kite winner for the Americas. In 2008, in recognition of her outstanding achievement in the development of the culture of Ukraine, Marsha was awarded the Order of Princess Olha, which was bestowed upon her personally by President Victor Yushchenko. Marsha lives in Brantford, Ontario.
 
Published October 1, 2013 by Pajama Press. 120 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Travel, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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As Saigon was falling to the North Vietnamese in April 1975, those who were caring for babies and children orphaned by the war worried about the fate of their charges.

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