The Happiest Refugee the extraordinary true story of a boy’s journey from starvation at sea to becoming one of Australia’s best-loved comedians
Photographs by various photographers
Allen & Unwin
The author’s memoir, although written for adults, is accessible by young people. Ah Do’s family fled post-war Vietnam and arrived in Australia by boat. The author’s tale of survival is filled with optimism in spite of great hardships like a single bottle of water for an entire boatload of people. Both parents are explored in this heart-felt story of strength and resilience.
Family, History, Hope, Refugees, Resilience
Upper primary, Secondary
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