First They Killed My Father: A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers

Category: Book
By (author): Ung, Loung
Series: P.s.
Subject:  BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / General
  BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Women
  HISTORY / Asia / General
  HISTORY / General
Audience: general/trade
Awards: ALA Best Fiction for Young Adults
Books for a Better Life Award
Publisher: HarperCollins
Published: April 2006
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 8.00in x 5.31in x 0.64in
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From The Publisher*

One of seven children of a high-ranking government official, Loung Ung lived a privileged life in the Cambodian capital of Phnom Penh until the age of five. Then, in April 1975, Pol Pot's Khmer Rouge army stormed into the city, forcing Ung's family to flee and, eventually, to disperse. Loung was trained as a child soldier in a work camp for orphans, her siblings were sent to labor camps, and those who survived the horrors would not be reunited until the Khmer Rouge was destroyed.

Harrowing yet hopeful, Loung's powerful story is an unforgettable account of a family shaken and shattered, yet miraculously sustained by courage and love in the face of unspeakable brutality.

 

Biographical Note

Loung Ung is a national spokesperson for the Campaign for a Landmine Free World, a program of the Vietnam Veterans of America Foundation. She is the author of Lucky Child: A Daughter of Cambodia Reunites with the Sister She Left Behind, and she lives with her husband in Ohio.