Escaping the Tiger (Harper, 2010) by Laura Manivong is an eye-opening story that is so well written it reads like reality, not fiction. Inspired by her husband's escape from Laos, this book is about 12 year old Vonlai, nicknamed Skeleton Boy.
Go with him and his family on their journey to freedom. It's a good reminder for all of us when we think life is tough. It's a story kids need to hear!