All the Broken Pieces
Matt's mother sent him to America as the soldiers were leaving Vietnam, and he was adopted by an American family. He has a neighborhood park, piano lessons, and a baseball team - and disturbing memories of the life he left behind.
Told in verse, this book moves quickly and would appeal to lots of readers, including those interested in war survival stories. Some sensitive readers might be uncomfortable with some of his memories, but they are handled thoughtfully (not gratuitously). The story invites some discussion about different perspectives, as Matt meets people who regard him with suspicion while he is struggling with his own fears and sadness. The writing is powerful; this is an excellent book.
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