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Sunday, April 29, 2012
Never Fall Down
Never Fall Down, a novel by Patricia McCormick based on the
true story of Arn Chorn-Pond’s life, will be released May 8, 2012, by
HarperCollins. Arn Chorn-Pond, founder of Cambodian Living Arts, is a
Khmer Rouge genocide survivor and Human Rights spokesperson. The story
begins when soldiers arrive in Arn’s hometown and he is just an eleven
year old kid dancing to rock’n’roll and selling ice cream. The powerful
narrative of Patricia McCormick, award-winning author, captures Arn’s
voice perfectly as he figures out how to survive, play the Khim, and
eventually how to adjust to life in America. The ALA Booklist review
calls Never Fall Down “Powerfully, hauntingly unforgettable.” And Arch Bishop Desmond Tutu said, “Never Fall Down can teach us all about finding the courage to speak our truth and change the world.