Meloney Len and her family escaped the terror of the Khmer Rouge regime in Cambodia by fleeing to Thailand and moving to other countries in Asia. After a church sponsored them, they were able to move to the United States and Meloney was able to start a…
Lien Chung grew up affluent in Vietnam, but was forced to leave by the rise of the Vietcong and the ensuing war. Her escape was a harrowing and traumatic journey involving starvation and pirate attacks. She was eventually relocated to the United States…
Nguyen came to the United States from Vietnam to finish his schooling. He has found many friends and experiences in the US, but still misses his friends and family back home.
This is the story of a Hmong family who fled Vietnam after the war and raised a family of twelve children in the United States.
Amir Hisham came to the United States from Malaysia to further his education. He dealt with language barriers and cultural differences, which he overcame with the help of friends and hard work.
August Saguil grew up in both the Philippines and the United States, feeling somewhat out of place in both. This story discusses how August sees his own multiracial identity as he grows up.
Cha Neng Vang was born in Laos in 1954. At the age of 14 he began playing the qeej. After entering the refugee camp he stopped playing the instrument until after he came to the United States in 2000.
Nor Pley Htoo was born in 1999 in Ge Lo, Burma. She was born while her family was on the run from the Burmese government. In 2003 they moved to Mae Sruin Refugee camp in Thailand. In 2012 her family moved to Cleveland, Ohio and then again to Saint Paul,…
Lar Soe was born in Mae Lae refugee camp in Thailand in 2000. When the family was being processed to leave the camp her father was away working in Bangkok, so they had to leave with their father. The family arrived in Saint Paul, Minnesota on February 3,…
Htee Sia Paw was both in 1998 in the Mae Kai Key refuee camp in Thailand. In 2002 a flash flood destroyed the camp, and their family was forced to a new camp, Mae La Oon. In 2013 the family moved Saint Paul, Minnesota.