All The Broken Pieces



ALA Best Books for Young Adults 2010

 Booklist The Best of Editors' Choice 2009

2009 Booklist Top 10 First Novels for Youth

2009 Booklist Top 10 Historical Fiction for Youth







All The Broken Pieces

ALA Best Books for Young Adults 2010

2009 Booklist Top 10 First Novels or Youth

By Ann Burg

Two years ago, Matt Pin was airlifted from Vietnam. Now living in America, twelve-year-old Matt tries to lead a normal life; he plays baseball, takes piano lessons, and spends time with his family. But he also faces racist comments at school, has nightmares about the war, and feels guilty and worried about his mother and brother, who are still in Vietnam. Worst of all, he believes that his adoptive parents want to get rid of him.

Your Task

Your task is very simple:  You are to follow the links below to get a better understanding of the Vietnam war and the impact that war has on the children and soldiers involved as well as those left on the home front. 

Many of the websites that you will be visiting hold a vast amount of information about the war and the time period.  However, because we are pressed for time, it will be up to you to decide how much time you are to spend on each site. 

You are welcome to visit this site again from home if you would like to learn more.  However, use your time wisely to complete this project during your assigned lab time before you go off course exploring. 

Here are some things to remember while answering you questions:

  1. Read each webpage carefully.
  2. Answer your questions carefully and accurately.
  3. Use complete sentences.
  4. Take your time and be neat.

Click here to access a copy of the worksheet if you don't already one. 

Okay, let's get started!

First let's make sure you understand what you need to do.  The links on the left are for you to explore.  It is important that you read carefully.  You aren't only reading for the answers, but to get a better understanding about life during the Vietnam War. 

So get your pencil, paper, and reading eyes ready for the quest! If you get lost, just click on the back button of the browser or ask Mrs. Feniello or Miss Cook for help.