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The Girl With Ten Names: My Escape from Laos to Freedom By Mary Albanese & Choua Lee
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In 1979 eight-year-old Choua Lee, a Hmong girl, was forced to flee from her mountain village in Laos with her family. In the aftermath of the Vietnam War, they faced gun fire from guerrilla fighters,... More > starvation, and land-mines. Travelling on foot through the jungles and high mountain rainforests, Choua was separated from her sisters and feared she would never see them again. Crossing the Mekong River into Thailand, the family was reuinted at the Ban Vinai Refugee Camp, funded by the United Nations. After eight months in the refugee camp, they made their way to the US to freedom. Here on the other side of the world, Choua and her family made a brand new life for themselves. This is a story of courage and determination of a girl and her family and their love that burned so bright that it guided them through a dangerous time. Written with simple language, the story is suitable for pre-teens as well as young adults and a speedy but satisfying read for adults.< Less
The Plain of Stone Jars By Nhabee Her
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Nhabee was born and raised in the jungle of Laos during the Secret War. He was old enough to remember the violence of the war at its peak, the persecution of family members who aided U.S. soldiers... More > and the details of the long trek to safety. His family escaped to Thailand and lived in the Nong Khai and Ban Vinai refugee camps for four years before arriving in Madison, Wisconsin on December 19, 1979. There, he started a new life in the U.S. along with thousands of other Hmong families. He currently lives with his wife and four grown children in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin.< Less
The Plain of Stone Jars By Nhabee Her
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Nhabee was born and raised in the jungle of Laos during the Secret War. He was old enough to remember the violence of the war at its peak, the persecution of family members who aided U.S. soldiers... More > and the details of the long trek to safety. His family escaped to Thailand and lived in the Nong Khai and Ban Vinai refugee camps for four years before arriving in Madison, Wisconsin on December 19, 1979. There, he started a new life in the U.S. along with thousands of other Hmong families. He currently lives with his wife and four grown children in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin.< Less

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