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Bamboo people : a novel

Author: Mitali Perkins
Publisher: Watertown, MA : Charlesbridge, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : Secondary (senior high) school : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Chiko isn't a fighter by nature. He's a book-smart Burmese boy whose father, a doctor, is in prison for resisting the government. When Chiko is forced into the army by trickery, he must find the courage to survive the mental and physical punishment meted out by the training facility's menacing captain. Tu Reh can't forget the image of the Burmese soldiers burning his home and the bamboo fields of his oppressed  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Young adult fiction
Bildungsromans
Fiction
Juvenile works
Young adult works
Dust jackets (Bindings)
Authors' autographs (Provenance)
Juvenile fiction
Material Type: Fiction, Secondary (senior high) school
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mitali Perkins
ISBN: 9781580893282 1580893287 9781580893299 1580893295
OCLC Number: 314112738
Notes: "A Junior Library Guild selection"--Jacket.
Awards: Notable Book for a Global Society award winner, 2011
Asian/Pacific American Literature Award Honor, Children's Literature Honor, 2010-2011
Description: 272 pages ; 22 cm
Responsibility: Mitali Perkins.

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Chiko isn't a fighter by nature. He's a book-smart Burmese boy whose father, a doctor, is in prison for resisting the government. When Chiko is forced into the army by trickery, he must find the courage to survive the mental and physical punishment meted out by the training facility's menacing captain. Tu Reh can't forget the image of the Burmese soldiers burning his home and the bamboo fields of his oppressed Karenni people, one of the many ethnic minorities in Burma. Now living in a Karenni refugee camp on the Thai border, Tu Reh is consumed by anger and the need for revenge. He can't wait to join his father and the Karenni resistance in the effort to protect their people. Chiko and Tu Reh's stories come to a violent intersection as each boy is sent on his first mission into the jungle. Extreme circumstances and unlikely friendships force each boy to confront what it means to be a man of his people.

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