Song of the Buffalo Boy by Sherry Garland
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Seventeen-year-old Loi's family promises to wed her to an older man, so she flees to Ho Chi Minh City and, with her buffalo-herding boyfriend, prepares to leave for America in search of her biological father.
 

About Sherry Garland

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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
 
Published April 15, 1992 by HMH Books for Young Readers. 264 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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To avoid an arranged marriage, Loi stages a fake death and disappears to the streets of distant Ho Chi Minh, where she awaits Khai and considers going to the US as part of a program for Amerasians.

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PW singled out the ``strongly atmospheric'' writing, with its ``graceful interpolations of Vietnamese words and references to Vietnamese culture and traditions,'' in this account of an Amerasian girl's journey toward self-realization.

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