In 1978, Hoang Anh Chau was only a baby when his family fled the Mekong Delta in Vietnam to come to America. Now a junior high school student with the same aspirations and dreams as any other middle-class American boy, Hoang Ahn rides a bike, plays football, listens to popular music, eats pizza, and enjoys video games. But he also participates in the customs and rituals that his family has brought from Vietnam. Get to know a Vietnamese-American boy as Hoang Ahn shares his life at home and at school, and describes Tet Ngyuen Dan, the most important Vietnamese holiday. Hoang gives an account of family life in America, as well as the effect the Vietnam War had on his family. Along the way, he introduces readers to some of his native country's vivid culture and traditional customs. In the voice of Hoang Anh, author Diane Hoyt-Goldsmith tells an intensely personal and engaging tale. Lawrence Migdale adds the visuals to this multifaceted portrait of Hoang's story with well-captioned photos in varied sizes in a uniquely appealing layout. This story makes for compelling nonfiction for ages 8 to12.