The Resource First they killed my father, Loung Ung

First they killed my father, Loung Ung

Label
First they killed my father
Title
First they killed my father
Statement of responsibility
Loung Ung
Title variation
First they killed my father
Title variation remainder
a daughter of Cambodia remembers
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Until age five, Loung Ung lived in Phnom Penh, one of seven children of an educated, high-ranking government official. When the Khmer Rouge stormed the city in 1975, the young girl and her family fled from village to village. Fighting to hide their identity, the Ungs eventually were forced to separate to survive. Loung was trained as a child soldier in a work camp for orphans. As half her family died in labour camps by execution, starvation, and disease, Loung herself grew increasingly resilient and determined - armed with indomitable will, she miraculously managed to outlast the Khmer Rouge and survive the killing fields
Summary
Chronicles the brutality of the Khmer Rouge in Cambodia, from the author's forced "evacuation" of Phnom Penh in 1975 to her family's subsequent movements from town to town and eventual separation
Tone
Writing style
Award
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 2000.
  • School Library Journal Best Books: Best Adult Books 4 Teens, 2000.
  • YALSA Best Books for Young Adults, 2001
  • YALSA Outstanding Book for the College Bound, 2009.
Biography type
contains biographical information
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
169733
Cataloging source
ANU
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ung, Loung
Dewey number
959.6042
Illustrations
  • maps
  • genealogical tables
Index
no index present
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
920
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ung, Loung
  • Ung, Loung
  • Political atrocities
  • Cambodia
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
a daughter of Cambodia remembers
Label
First they killed my father, Loung Ung
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Previously published: New York : HarperCollinsPublishers, 2000
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
310 pages
Isbn
9781460752180
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
map, genealogical table
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a779424
  • (OCoLC)67782712
Label
First they killed my father, Loung Ung
Publication
Copyright
Note
Previously published: New York : HarperCollinsPublishers, 2000
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
310 pages
Isbn
9781460752180
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
map, genealogical table
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a779424
  • (OCoLC)67782712

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