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 – Do, Anh

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Title

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

Author

Do, Anh

Illustrator

Photographs by various photographers

Publisher

Allen & Unwin

Published Date

2010

Annotation

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.

Key Concepts

Family, History, Hope, Refugees, Resilience

Audience

Upper primary, Secondary

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