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Title:
Dark sky, dark land : stories of the Hmong Boy Scouts of Troop 100
Author:
Moore, David L., 1936-
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
Eden Prairie, Minn. : Tessera Pub., [1989]

©1989
Physical Description:
v, 191 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780962302909
Format :
Book

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Status
Central Library F614.M59 H556 1989 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks
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Summary

War stories of individual Hmong scouts as told to their scout master. Beautiful sketches of each scout and their scout master.


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Gr. 7-10. "Hmong" means "free people," but for the refugees who left their war-torn homeland in northern Laos and settled in the Minneapolis area, freedom came with a hefty price tag. Escape meant weeks of walking, months of starvation, years in refugee camps, and often the loss of parents or other family members. Moore, a high-school teacher and Boy Scout leader, befriended these displaced boys, gained their confidence, and formed Boy Scout Troop 100 to help the Hmong keep their sense of cultural identity while adapting to America. This collection of oral histories, filled with daring escapes and plans that failed as well as with courage and hope, will bring the Vietnamese conflict and the plight of the refugees alive for YAs. It's a book that will open eyes and inspire discussion. A chronology of the Hmong people is appended, and each personal profile is accompanied by a wonderful pencil portrait. --Candace Smith


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