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Escaping the Tiger

escaping the tigerEscaping the Tiger (Harper, 2010) by Laura Manivong is an eye-opening story that is so well written it reads like reality, not fiction. Inspired by her husband’s escape from Laos, this book is about 12-year-old Vonlai, nicknamed Skeleton Boy.
Go with him and his family on their journey to freedom. It’s a good reminder for all of us when we think life is tough. It’s a story kids need to hear!
Ms. Manivong has a blog on her website. A recent entry dealt with whitewashing of book covers. It’s an interesting read.