Thọ Phạm - Author


Thọ Phạm left Vietnam alone at the age of 12, joining tens of thousands of refugees on boats and ships. After a two-month-long journey at sea and landing at a refugee camp in Palawan, Philippines, he was eventually adopted by a Canadian elementary school teacher. Thọ lives in Ottawa with his family.


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    2024 - USBBY 2024 Outstanding International Books List, United States Board on Books for Young People (USBBY), Joint Winner

    2024 - Saskatchewan Young Reader’s Choice Willow Award, Saskatchewan Young Readers’ Choice Award (SYRCA), Nominated

    2023 - Freeman Book Award for Children’s and Young Adult’s Literature on East and Southeast Asia, The National Consortium for Teaching About Asia (NCTAsia), Winner

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