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First Person Fiction: The Stone Goddess by Minfong Ho [in AsianWeek]

Stone GoddessThe latest in the First Person Fiction series, Goddess tells the story of a young dancer-in-training and her family living in Phnom Penh as the Khmer Rouge take over Cambodia, resulting in the destruction of almost a quarter of the national population. The family is scattered, some lost forever. When the Khmer Rouge are finally overthrown, the family travels to the refugee camps on the Thai border, in search of food and assistance. Eventually, they will travel across the oceans to America, and start once again, piecing their lives back together as a family in a strange new land.

Review: “New and Notable Books,” AsianWeek, November 28, 2003

Readers: Middle Grade, Young Adult

Published: 2003


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