Alive in the Killing Fields

Surviving the Khmer Rouge Genocide

By Keat, Nawuth

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ISBN
978-1-42630-515-3 978-1-42630-516-0
Publisher
National Geographic


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School Library Journal

Reviewed on October 1, 2009

Gr 6-Up At age nine, Keat was rousted from his bed by Khmer Rouge soldiers. After savagely murdering most of his family, they shot him three times and left him for dead. Miraculously, he survived, only to spend the next few years fighting for his life and running from the Khmer Rouge along with his remaining family members. Eventually, he and his siblings made their way ...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on January 1, 2010

"The Khmer Rouge had guns, they had food, they had everything. But I still had my brain and the courage to use it." This riveting memoir begins in 1973 when the Khmer Rouge attack the Cambodian village of nine-year-old Nawuth (then called Mop), killing five of his family members, including his mother and infant sister, and leaving him bleeding in a ditch strewn with dead bodies. That this...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on January 1, 2009

With Martha E. Kendall. This riveting memoir begins in 1973 when the Khmer Rouge attack the Cambodian village of nine-year-old Nawuth, killing...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Junior Library Guild

Reviewed on February 1, 2010

A sad, terrifying, and moving account of people showing true courage in the face of senseless brutality. The pe...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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