My Country and the Way to America

By Huong Nguyen, 11, Hosford Middle School, Portland, Oregon Reprinted with permission from Light of the Island, © 1982 I live in Vietnam. I go to school in Vietnam. I have three pigs and one dog, but the dog is dead. My mother she was sad. My mother my father my sister is go to work. [...]

The Escape

By Viet Doan Nguyen, 11, East Point, Georgia I have been through an experience that I will never forget. When I was about six years old, my family and I escaped looking for freedom in America, because the Viet Cong took over my country. The country is Viet Nam. The first time we escaped we didn't make it. I didn't [...]