1.) Loung and her family are looking for a way to move to America. They need to find a sponsor which can take a while and they also have to save up all of their gold. On June 5, Meng announces that they will be traveling across the ocean to a place called Vermont, which nobody really knows anything about. The book ends with the family stepping on the plane.
2.) The scene I chose for our groups podcast was when Pa was asked to “help move a wagon” by some soldiers and never returns back to the family. I chose this because it’s a key point in the whole book, it’s the part that the title is based off of.
3.) Khmer Rouge Regime Facts: – The point was to create a “master race” for Cambodia using social engineering
– This killed more than 2 million people in the Southeast Asian Country
– Death normally consisted of disease and starvation during the Khmer Rouge Regime