I read this aloud to my Chinese born, American raised kids and amidst the grumbling over "Mom's teaching us again", came a sudden moment of silence, and then "Mom, please read, ". And then the conversations started. This is a beautifully told story, at times horrifying sad, but it's one that our privileged American tweens need to hear. The parallel story lines are fascinating, and the understanding of tribal cultures and each child's place in their tribe are fascinating. We will pay it forward by donating to Salva's nonprofit organization. What an amazing accomplishment. Thank you.