A Crack in the Sea by H.M. Bouwman

Posted by Sherry on 11/9/2017 in 2017, Children's Fiction, Cybil Awards, General, Vietnam |

Two worlds. The first world is our world, and various historical events and places make an appearance in this magical realism/fantasy/folktale story about escape from persecution and horror and about forgiveness and peace-making. The second world is only accessible through a crack in the sea that only opens at unexpected times to people with unexpected […]


Adrift at Sea by Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch with Tuan Ho

Posted by Sherry on 11/16/2016 in 1981, 2016, Biography/Memoir, Nonfiction, Refugees and Immigrants, Vietnam |

Adrift at Sea: A Vietnamese Boy’s Story of Survival by Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch with Tuan Ho, illustrated by Brian Deines. This nonfiction picture book opens with a bang: our narrator, Tuan Ho, comes from school to his home in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam to find preparations being made for a journey. His first reaction […]


The Rest of the Story: Phan Thi Kim Phuc

Posted by Sherry on 9/12/2013 in 1972, Around the World, Conversion stories, Vietnam |

The late Paul Harvey had a feature on the radio called “The Rest of the Story” in which he would tell familiar stories of well-known people and events or commonplace tales of ordinary people–and then tell “the rest of the story”, the part that not many people know or the part that gives the true […]

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