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One Book One Community: All the Broken Pieces 2017-2018

Use this guide to learn more about Ann E. Burg's "All the Broken Pieces"

Author Ann E. Burg

Ann E. Burg Image. Web. October 2017.

Books on Theme of Vietnam War

Books on Theme of Adoption

"All the Broken Pieces"


Two years after being airlifted out of Vietnam in 1975, Matt Pin is haunted by the terrible secret he left behind and, now, in a loving adoptive home in the United States, a series of profound events forces him to confront his past.  This powerful first-person story is told in free verse.

Quotes from "All the Broken Pieces"


All the Broken Pieces Quotes from The Fangirl Blog. Web. August 16, 2016.

"All the Broken Pieces" Trailer

Book trailer created by Mary Faye Randolph, 2011

Notes for Parents!

A good discussion question for home might be, “How do you feel Matt is handling his challenges?  What could/should others do to help young adults or children like Matt overcome these types of prejudice and resentment?

Join us for coffee and a chat about "All the Broken Pieces", Tuesday, October 17 @9:30am in the MS/HS library. 


Join us for our OBOC CELEBRATION! 
Everyone is welcome: Parents, Students and Teachers!

  • Trivia
  • Photo Booth
  • Learn a Song
  • Snack Craft
  • And MORE! 

Thursday, October 19 @ 5-6pm
MS/HS Library 


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