First They Killed My Father: A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers Loung Ung

First They Killed My Father: A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers

Author: Loung Ung
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Book Title
First They Killed My Father: A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers
Author
Loung Ung
ISBN
9780060856267
From a childhood survivor of the Camdodian genocide under the regime of Pol Pot, this is a riveting narrative of war crimes and desperate actions, the unnerving strength of a small girl and her family, and their triumph of spirit.One of seven children of a high-ranking government official, Loung Ung lived a privileged life in the Cambodian capital of Phnom Penh until the age of five. Then, in April 1975, Pol Pot's Khmer Rouge army stormed into the city, forcing Ung's family to flee and, eventually, to disperse. Loung was trained as a child soldier in a work camp for orphans, her siblings were sent to labor camps, and those who survived the horrors would not be reunited until the Khmer Rouge was destroyed.Harrowing yet hopeful, Loung's powerful story is an unforgettable account of a family shaken and shattered, yet miraculously sustained by courage and love in the face of unspeakable brutality. Binding Type: PaperbackAuthor: Loung UngPublisher: Harper PerennialPublished: 04/04/2006ISBN: 9780060856267Pages: 238Weight: 0.48lbsSize: 7.82h x 5.38w x 0.68dAward: Rhode Island Teen Book Award - NomineeReview Citations: People Weekly 08/17/2015 pg. 74Accelerated Reader Quiz #/Name: 56569 / First They Killed My Father: A Daughter of Cambodia RemembersReading Level: 6 / Interest Level: Upper Grade / Point Value: 15
From a childhood survivor of the Camdodian genocide under the regime of Pol Pot, this is a riveting narrative of war crimes and desperate actions, the unnerving strength of a small girl and her family, and their triumph of spirit.

One of seven children of a high-ranking government official, Loung Ung lived a privileged life in the Cambodian capital of Phnom Penh until the age of five. Then, in April 1975, Pol Pot's Khmer Rouge army stormed into the city, forcing Ung's family to flee and, eventually, to disperse. Loung was trained as a child soldier in a work camp for orphans, her siblings were sent to labor camps, and those who survived the horrors would not be reunited until the Khmer Rouge was destroyed.

Harrowing yet hopeful, Loung's powerful story is an unforgettable account of a family shaken and shattered, yet miraculously sustained by courage and love in the face of unspeakable brutality.



Binding Type: Paperback
Author: Loung Ung
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Published: 04/04/2006
ISBN: 9780060856267
Pages: 238
Weight: 0.48lbs
Size: 7.82h x 5.38w x 0.68d
Award: Rhode Island Teen Book Award - Nominee

Review Citations: People Weekly 08/17/2015 pg. 74

Accelerated Reader Quiz #/Name: 56569 / First They Killed My Father: A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers
Reading Level: 6 / Interest Level: Upper Grade / Point Value: 15
From a childhood survivor of the Camdodian genocide under the regime of Pol Pot, this is a riveting narrative of war crimes and desperate actions, the unnerving strength of a small girl and her family, and their triumph of spirit.

One of seven children of a high-ranking government official, Loung Ung lived a privileged life in the Cambodian capital of Phnom Penh until the age of five. Then, in April 1975, Pol Pot's Khmer Rouge army stormed into the city, forcing Ung's family to flee and, eventually, to disperse. Loung was trained as a child soldier in a work camp for orphans, her siblings were sent to labor camps, and those who survived the horrors would not be reunited until the Khmer Rouge was destroyed.

Harrowing yet hopeful, Loung's powerful story is an unforgettable account of a family shaken and shattered, yet miraculously sustained by courage and love in the face of unspeakable brutality.



Binding Type: Paperback
Author: Loung Ung
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Published: 04/04/2006
ISBN: 9780060856267
Pages: 238
Weight: 0.48lbs
Size: 7.82h x 5.38w x 0.68d
Award: Rhode Island Teen Book Award - Nominee

Review Citations: People Weekly 08/17/2015 pg. 74

Accelerated Reader Quiz #/Name: 56569 / First They Killed My Father: A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers
Reading Level: 6 / Interest Level: Upper Grade / Point Value: 15