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A photographic essay describes the life of the Huynh family--Gu Thanh, KimHong, and their daughters, Dan Thuy and Dan Tram--as they leave Vietnam and struggle to build a new life for themselves in the United States.
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Grade 3-8 --This latest photo-essay about a Vietnamese family adjusting to life in America focuses on topics not covered as fully in either Hoyt-Goldsmith's Hoang Anh (Holiday, 1992) or Brown's Lee Ann (Putnam, 1991). Dan Thuy Huynh, 13, her parents, and her 9-year-old sister have been living with the girls' grandparents in San Diego for four months. Their journey to this country included one month spent hiding in Kampuchea (Cambodia), a 24-hour boat trip to Thailand, and 3 years there in a refugee camp. Both the history of the camps and their routines are succinctly described. As the family adapts to American life, the combining of the two cultures is portrayed, whether it be in food and clothing or in evaluating the traditional role of Southeast Asian women in contrast to their opportunities here. The dynamics of the extended family are clearly shown. Unfortunately, the black-and-white photos are unremarkable, often fuzzy with dark shadows. The few captions are terse, and what the text describes is not always visible in the accompanying photo. Still, this is a worthy addition for communities with Vietnamese-American populations. --Diane S. Marton, Arlington County Library,
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Book Description Lerner Pub Group (L), 1992. Library Binding. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0822525550
Book Description Lerner Pub Group, 1992. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0822525550