Short Hair Detention: Memoir of a Thirteen-Year-Old Girl Surviving the Cambodian Genocide
In April 1975, Channy Chhi Laux was a happy thirteen-year-old girl who was excited to start a new school year. But as news reports announced that the Khmer Rouge was getting closer to taking control of Cambodia, Channy and her family were forced to relocate to Poipet, a border town to Thailand. From that point forward, Channy lived a life dictated by fear.
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If you don't know anything about the Cambodian genocide at the hands of the brutal Khmer Rouge communists, this is a great book to start.
If you already know a fair amount about that sordid part of history, where 15-30% of the entire country was in-effect murdered by the regime, this is still a great book to add to your understanding.
If you want a story of incredible human fortitude and survival and even later thrivin ...more