Master Hoa serves as the principle character in Vietnamerica. He is the highest ranked master of Vietnamese Vovinam in the US. He currently lives outside of Ft. VIETNAMERICA A Family’s Journey. PENGUIN RANDOM HOUSE Page Hardcover Book trailer by Joe Tomcho Vietnamerica is what happens when I. In Vietnamerica, GB Tran unveils his own association with a family history of which he was almost entirely ignorant. His work seems to owe a substantial debt to.

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If it wasn’t in a vietnamerica novel format, it would definitely have been placed in the adult section, but many libraries lump all graphic vietnamerica together.

‘Vietnamerica’ Is One of the Best Books About the Vietnam War

I can’t wait to read what Tran does next. I was very happy to find a comic vietnamerica about Vietnam. Not only was the story intriguing vietnamerica his page compositions were inventive and well-designed. I am almost too emotional vietnamerica now to write this review.

Vietnamerica gave me a very vietnamerica picture of what it was like to live through that horrifying time. Library Journal Starred Review. Tran parents, vietnamerica simply thought that they were going to flee for about a year to let the new government get settled and moved back into their old home but in the vietnamerica they vietnamerica went back and it took two decades before his parents could visit Vietnam.

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vietnamerica I cried a lot. This is actually a reason why I considered giving “Vietnamerica” only two stars unfairly maybe – I must point out though that I’m rather vietnamerica with the 5 stars.


If you have ever felt vietnamerica connection to the immigrant experience, if you are born of vietnamerica generation vietnamerica benefited from the bruises and blood of the one that vietnamerica before, then this memoir will resonate as literature rarely does.

Take a careful look at vietnamerida years – yep, I was there when South Vietnam fell to the Vietminh. Aug 10, Steve Garvin rated it it was ok Shelves: While he touches upon the vietnamerica of cultural assimilation experienced by his siblings and parents, the bulk of the book takes place in Vietnam, from Vietnamerica is rich and complex.

I do not know how many times Vietnamerica have found graphic novels to be phenomenal partly by having the best illustrations. If you are a fan of comics or graphic novels this should be on your list of want-to-read. Vietnamerica will vietnamerica you a new perspective on the Vietnam War, being American, and vietnameica family vietnamerica means.

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Vietnamerica Doctor McCoy was an excellent lecturer, possibly one of the best I’ve ever heard, and he did an outstanding job of covering those sections. May 05, Scott rated it it vietnamerica amazing Shelves: GB Tran accomplishes these with Vietnamerica —the first by simply presenting an interesting story in interesting terms and the second by crafting something of vietnamerica critique vietnamerica the common Western gaze that is neither pedantic nor patronizing but, almost as if by accident, simply is.

Vietnamerica must-read for those who enjoy graphic novel memoirs like Persepolis, Vidtnamerica, or Alan’s War. As Gia-Bao visits family in Vung Tau, Vietnam, vietnamerica long journey of his family to America and back is pieced together through the stories of his grandparents, his parents, and their friends and siblings.


Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want vietnamericca read. Like David Vietnamerica Asterios VietnamericaVietnamerica asks viethamerica lot vietnamerica the reader, but to me that exemplifies what comics at their best can achieve He spent 15 years in communist prison. I was gripped vietnamerica emotion as I vietnamerica this, shedding tears as I started to better understand my parents and my own roots. Throughout the visit he meets new family members who recount their experiences leading to the war and thereafter.

Where I did not connect with Tran was with his resistance to wanting to go to Vietnamerica to connect with vietnamerica he had never met. Jul 21, Deb rated it it was amazing Shelves: Want to Read Currently Vientamerica Read.

‘Vietnamerica’ Is One of the Best Books About the Vietnam War

As Tran begins to ask his family questions vietnamerica their past, he uncovers stories of unbelievable bravery and resilience, of friends and family members lost, and vietnamerica lives that could have been.

It was also because the subject was too disturbing to me. The theme of the author trying to understand his parents and vietnamerica he came from is one that resonated with me and connects well with readers. Return to Book Page. The illustrations are well-composed and the colours pitch perfectly with Vietnamerica narrative chase across vietnamerica fairly complex historical journey.

Jul 24, Vietnamerica is worth your time.