Weeping Under This Same Moon is based on a true story of two teenage girls from different cultures, whose paths intertwine, dramatically altering the course of their lives.
Mei is an artist whose life has been disrupted by the Vietnam War. Her anguished parents send her away on a perilous escape during the exodus of thousands of Vietnamese refugees known as Boat People.
Hannah is an angry, lonely 17-year-old American high school student. When Hannah learns of the plight of the Boat People, she is moved to action.
In this testament to the power of love and the spirit of volunteerism, Mei and Hannah come together in celebration of culture and language, food and friendship, and the ultimate rescue of both young women from their own despair.
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A MUST READ
I loved this book, the eloquent, yet very accessible language makes this a beautifully written book, it is a future classic. The audio added to it for me, but I think both versions would be just as wonderful.
Although this book deals with the "Boat People" of 1979/80 in these harsh times, with war filled news items, refugees being found downed on beaches in Europe, it is more relevant than ever.
This book does not scare, but it does open eyes, and hearts, it shows how a teenager, reaching out warm arms to help another, gets so much more back in return. I cannot praise this book enough.
That it makes you want to care, I remember seeing the "Boat People" the misery, I was too young then to do much about it, but we see the same thing in 2017 and it is very upsetting. This books shows how much the refugees need help and how much they then go on to contribute back. A wonderful book, one you want EVERYONE to read. Be wonderful to see it on the schools curriculum.
Totally believed the story, the dialect, all words, the language, nothing was overdone. This book and the story were brought to life beautifully.
This made me feel so hopeful, it shows that people can and do care.
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