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Bamboo People

(2010)
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Bang! A side door bursts open.

Soldiers pour into the room. They're shouting and waving rifles.

I shield my head with my arms. It was a lie! I think, my mind racing.

Girls and boys alike are screaming. The soldiers prod and herd some of us together and push the rest apart as if we're cows or goats.

Their leader, though, is a middle-aged man. He's moving slowly, intently, not dashing around like the others. "Take the boys only, Win Min," I overhear him telling a tall, gangly soldier. "Make them obey."


Chiko isn't a fighter by nature. He's a book-loving Burmese boy whose father, a doctor, is in prison for resisting the government. Tu Reh, on the other hand, wants to fight for freedom after watching Burmese soldiers destroy his Karenni family's home and bamboo fields. Timidity becomes courage and anger becomes compassion as each boy is changed by unlikely friendships formed under extreme circumstances.

This coming-of-age novel takes place against the political and military backdrop of modern-day Burma. Narrated by two teenagers on opposing sides of the conflict between the Burmese government and the Karenni, one of the many ethnic minorities in Burma, Bamboo People explores the nature of violence, power, and prejudice.

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

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July 2010 : USA Hardback
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Title: Bamboo People
Author(s): Mitali Perkins
ISBN: 1-58089-328-7 / 978-1-58089-328-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Charlesbridge
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July 2012 : USA Library Binding

Title: Bamboo People
Author(s): Mitali Perkins
ISBN: 1-61383-294-X / 978-1-61383-294-3 (USA edition)
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July 2012 : USA Paperback
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Title: Bamboo People
Author(s): Mitali Perkins
ISBN: 1-58089-329-5 / 978-1-58089-329-9 (USA edition)
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2012 : Paperback
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Title: Bamboo People: A Novel
Author(s): Mitali Perkins
ISBN: 935029219X / 978-9350292198
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August 2015 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Bamboo People
Author(s): Mitali Perkins
ISBN: 1-5012-7877-0 / 978-1-5012-7877-8 (USA edition)
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March 2011 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Bamboo People
Author(s): Mitali Perkins
ISBN: 1-4558-0399-5 / 978-1-4558-0399-6 (USA edition)
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March 2011 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Bamboo People
Author(s): Mitali Perkins
ISBN: 1-4558-0400-2 / 978-1-4558-0400-9 (USA edition)
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March 2011 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Bamboo People
Author(s): Mitali Perkins
ISBN: 1-4558-0402-9 / 978-1-4558-0402-3 (USA edition)
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March 2011 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Bamboo People: A Novel
Author(s): Mitali Perkins
ISBN: 1-4558-0401-0 / 978-1-4558-0401-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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November 2010 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Bamboo People
Author(s): Mitali Perkins
Publisher: Audible Studios
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November 2010 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Bamboo People
Author(s): Mitali Perkins
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Title: Bamboo People
Author(s): Mitali Perkins
Publisher: Audible Studios
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November 2010 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Bamboo People
Author(s): Mitali Perkins
Publisher: Audible Studios
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July 2012 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Bamboo People
Author(s): Mitali Perkins
Publisher: Charlesbridge
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