This post is for sharing “living” or great books on the following history topics:
The Vietnam War
Vietnamese History & Culture
(For the list of all history topics addressed by this blog, click here.)
For Elementary Students:
The Lotus Seed, by Sherry Garland, is a picture book which tells a moving story about a family from Vietnam who are forced to flee and emigrate to the US.
Leaving Vietnam: The Journey of Tuan Ngo, by Sarah Kilborne. This is an upper-level beginning reader book with a sad story but a good ending which I think does a good job of explaining to the children how Vietnamese families suffered to leave their war-torn nation.
10,000 Days of Thunder, by Philip Caputo.
Vietnam War, a DK Eyewitness book.
For High School Students:
What are your favorite history books on this topic? Feel free to share with a comment below.