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“Giang’s affecting, powerful recounting of her family’s escape from Saigon in 1975 renders a largely unexplored moment in history intimate and urgent.”
Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books 

Last Flight

Written by Kristen Mai Giang
Illustrated by Dow Phumiruk
Published by Levine Querido

On April 24, 1975 the last flight out of Saigon, Vietnam carried over 400 people to the United States, six days before Saigon’s surrender to the North Vietnamese Army.

Kristen Giang was a little girl, on that flight with family, and here in this story she shares all the emotions of the decision to flee from the perspective of someone eight years old; Playing a game of space-explorers to protect herself and her sister’s eyes from tear gas; sneaking a stuffed animal into the family’s overstuffed suitcase for comfort.

Dow Phumiruk’s tender illustrations let anyone feel the excitement and the ultimate hopefulness of this amazing true story.

Primary ISBN: 9781646140862
Publication Date: April 2023
Available As: Hardcover, Audiobook, eBook
Memoir, Picture Book, Age 04 or older

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Setting: Vietnam (Saigon), United States

Character's Place in the Immigration Journey: Refugee

Book Creator(s) Connection to the Community Represented: Own Voices/Lived Experience

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