All The Broken Pieces (Hardcover)

By Ann E. Burg

Scholastic Press, 9780545080927, 224pp.

Publication Date: April 1, 2009

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (3/1/2012)
Prebound (3/1/2012)
CD-Audio (8/1/2010)
Pre-Recorded Audio Player (8/1/2010)
Prebound (3/1/2012)

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Description

A remarkable literary debut by a stunning new voice in children's fiction.

Two years after being airlifted out of war-torn Vietnam, Matt Pin is haunted: by bombs that fell like dead crows, by the family -- and the terrible secret -- he left behind. Now, inside a caring adoptive home in the United States, a series of profound events force him to choose between silence and candor, blame and forgiveness, fear and freedom.

By turns harrowing, dreamlike, sad, and triumphant, this searing debut novel, written in lucid verse, reveals an unforgettable perspective on the lasting impact of war and the healing power of love.


About the Author

Ann Burg's debut novel, IAll the Broken Pieces/I(2009), was named a Jefferson Cup award winner and an IRA Notable Book for a Global Society, among its many honors. Her follow-up, ISerafina's Promise/I (2013), was named an ALA Notable, Parents' Choice Gold Award Winner, and an NAACP Image Award finalist. Burg worked as an English teacher for 10 years before becoming a full-time writer. She lives in Rhinebeck, New York, with her family. You can visit her online at annburg.com.