Title Profile & Character Information

In the Shadow of the Banyan

Annotation
Ratners tale of what happens to seven-year-old Raami when the Khmer Rouge take over Cambodia is based on personal experience, though she herself was only five at the time, eventually arriving in America as a refugee in 1981. A huge in-house favorite.

Characters
NameRaami
GenderGirl
TraitCambodian

GenreComing of age
Fiction
Historical
Biographical
TopicsSurvival
Revolutions
Wealthy lifestyles
Family relationships
Upper classes
Identity
Childhood memories
Legends
Famine
Communism
Forced labor
Genocide
SettingCambodia