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."
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Published October 1, 2013
by Pajama Press.
Biographies & Memoirs, History, Travel, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction.