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Long Road to Freedom: Journey of the Hmong
     

Long Road to Freedom: Journey of the Hmong

by Linda Barr, Timothy V. Rasinski (Consultant), Mark Bender (Consultant)
 

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Discusses the history of Hmong people before, during, and after the Vietnam War, and the adaptation and transition for those who moved for a life in the United States.

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Discusses the history of Hmong people before, during, and after the Vietnam War, and the adaptation and transition for those who moved for a life in the United States.

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Children's Literature
Blending photographs, maps, glossary, and the personal account of a specific family, this little volume takes readers into the action just as surely as well written fiction might. Alternating perspectives from the much maligned Hmong people with Toua Chang's family introduces the issues facing this often overlooked group from Southeast Asia. Legend has the Hmong race dating back at least 5,000 years to a land north of China. Rejected in China, Vietnam, and Thailand, these hardy folk finally settled in Laos. Eventually, they became an ally to the United States in attempting to stop North Vietnam from taking control of South Vietnam. The Hmong people have paid dearly for this alliance. Their life in refugee camps, attempts to escape the Communist, and efforts to become acculturated in the United States are all captured in word and photograph with insight and sensitivity. The book includes a glossary, a bibliography, useful addresses, and internet sites. Full color photographs give readers a clear concept of the Hmong culture. As a high-interest, low-vocabulary book, this volume would be an invaluable addition to the library or classroom. This title is a part of the "High Five Reading" series. Accelerated reader quizzes will be available in the spring of 2005. 2005, Red Brick Learning/Capstone Press, and Ages 10 to 12.
—Janice DeLong

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780736838801
Publisher:
Capstone Press
Publication date:
01/01/2005
Series:
To the Extreme Series
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
5.60(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
8 - 14 Years

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