Elizabeth Partridge

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“Partridge unpacks this turbulent time with clarity and compassion…This indispensable volume brings a wise and humane lens to a confused and brutal conflict.”

– The Horn Book, starred review


“Soul-searing…compulsively readable.”

– Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books, starred review


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The War

The American men sent to Vietnam to fight. The women who cared for their broken bodies. The protestors at home, and the politicians who sent the next young men to Vietnam. The Vietnamese who fled.

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The Legacy


Our defeat in 1975. The veterans who came home, unwelcomed. The refugees who arrived, unwelcomed.

We need to know and understand what happened, and why. The Vietnam war is still shaping our nation.