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Mai by Hilda Perera. Get A Copy. Paperback , pages. Published by SM first published April More Details Original Title. Other Editions 2. Friend Reviews. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Mai , please sign up.

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This book is aimed at 12 year olds. It tells the story of a Vietnamese orphan and how she got to the US. Jul 11, Jennifer rated it liked it. Snapshot: This story is about a little girl named Mai. She was just a baby when through the mist of the Vietnam War and with the help of another child she made it to a Catholic Orphanage. They brought her to the United States, where she was adopted by a Hispanic family. The book starts with Mai discovering that she was adopted and her mother's attempt to explain where she came from.

Hook: It is a short book with easy vocabulary. Students in mind: This book is great for everyone. Students who have Snapshot: This story is about a little girl named Mai. Students who have adopted siblings or a multi-racial family might find this book interesting. Challenges: The biggest challenge in this book is the writing style- Perera starts in the present and throughout the book jumps to different points in the past.

For example, chapter 2 takes us back to Saigon, Vietnam and explains how Mai became an orphan. Then chapter 3 takes us to the moment that Maria Mai's adoptive mother decides to adopt a child. Conference Notes: What do you think is the real reason why that boy told Mai that she was adopted?

When do you think is the right moment to tell someone that they are adopted? Is there a right moment? What do you think became of Ting Li and Ong? Do you know anyone who has survived a war? Level: Easy; 6th-8th grade Sep 07, Vanessa Taitano rated it really liked it Shelves: wont-finish.

Only read up to chapter 7 with the class at Hoover. Do not plan on finishing, but it was a good book up to where I stopped. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Readers also enjoyed. About Hilda Perera. Hilda Perera. Books by Hilda Perera. As dedicated readers already know, some of the best and most innovative stories on the shelves come from the constantly evolving realm of young ad Read more Trivia About Mai. No trivia or quizzes yet. Welcome back. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.


Mai - Hilda Perera








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