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Vietnam: The Country, the People and the Vietnam War

In this collection of picture books and chapter books, children can learn about the rich culture and history of Vietnam through folktales, a photographic journey, an ABC book, historical fiction, and true-life stories. We’ve also included children’s books about the Vietnam War and the experiences of immigrants who came to the U.S. during and after the war.

These books can help children understand many of the themes explored in the 2017 Ken Burns documentary, The Vietnam War (opens in a new window) (broadcast on your local PBS station), and provide some context for conversations that older siblings, parents, and other adults are having about the film.