A Song For Cambodia

By Papertigers

A Song for Cambodia is the painful but inspiring story of how music literally saved the life of Arn Chorn-Pond. . . . Lord’s straightforward telling, paired with Arihara’s rich, subtle, and haunting illustrations, brings the reality of Arn’s story to young readers in such a way that they will be able to empathize with him, despite, one hopes, lacking the experience to imagine such brutality. The recognition of this horror ultimately enables readers to be inspired by Arn, who says ‘the more good things I do to help others’ suffering - not just my own - I know that I will find myself free from my own suffering and from my own horrible past.’