Grade 5 Beginners read “Onion Tears” by Diana Kidd

In Grade 5 ESOL we have been reading and working on a book “Onion Tears” by Diana Kidd, that deals with some of the issues that arise in the unit the students are currently studying.  Vietnamese Nam–Huong wants to adjust to her new life in Australia, but she can’t. She misses her parents and her beloved grandfather too much, and she is haunted by her experience as a refugee. When her classmates try to make friends she rejects them, so they begin to tease and torment her. Soon, she doesn’t talk at all. But with the help of her foster mother and her teacher, Nam–Huong slowly begins to trust and love again.


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