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Title
All the broken pieces
Author
Burg, Ann E.
Publisher
Scholastic
Publication Date
2009
ISBN
9780545080934
Format
Under Consideration
Grade Level
06
07
08
09
Abstract
Two years after being airlifted out of war-torn Vietnam, Matt Pin is haunted — by bombs that fell like dead crows, by smoke and death, by the brother (and the terrible secret) he left behind. Now in a loving adoptive home in the United States, over the course of a baseball season, a series of profound events forces him to confront his past, and slowly, sometimes painfully, heal. By turns harrowing, dreamlike, sad, and triumphant, this searing novel in verse reveals an unforgettable and little-seen perspective on the Vietnam War and its survivors.
Subject
Adoption - Fiction
Brothers - Fiction
Bullying and bullies - Fiction
Free verse
Prejudices - Fiction
Vietnamese Americans - Fiction
War - Fiction