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Central Valley

This collection was created by Alexa Tran, a senior in high school, who received the 2023 Girl Scout USA Gold Award Scholarship for this project. Alexa addressed the lack of cultural preservation of stories from Vietnamese community in her hometown, since they are not being taught in American schools or passed down by immigrant parents. She felt the stories about the Vietnamese Boat People were slowly fading away for her generation.  She collected these stories with guidance and resources from Vietnamese Boat People.

Three Attempts

Nathalie Ngo

Born in Gia Kiệm

Steve Tran

From Sóc Trăng, Vietnam

Hoang Thai

Just My Sister and I

Kevin Nguyen

I Had Just Turn Seven

Jeannine Laramie

The Coastal Town of Vũng Tàu

Jessica Nguyen

Never Enough Food

Diem Nguyen

We Left Sài Gòn in 1980

Phillip Tran

Two Years and Every Penny

Cat Fan

Huế to the Central Valley

Kevin Le

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