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KEY: jP = Picture Books; jZ = 1st and 2nd Grade Readers; jE = 3rd and 4th Grade Readers; JF = 5th Grade and Up

VIETNAMESE CONFLICT, 1961-1975

updated 12/05


Picture Books

Keller, Holly GRANDFATHER’S DREAM
After the end of the war in Vietnam, a young boy’s grandfather dreams of restoring the wetlands of the Mekong delta, hoping that the large cranes that once lived there will return.
1994 unpaged


Beginning-to-Read Books


3rd - 4th Grade Books

Breckler, Rosemary SWEET DRIED APPLES
A Vietnamese child remembers wartime and her relationship with her grandfather, the village herb doctor.
1996 unpaged


5th Grade and Up

Antle, Nancy LOST IN THE WAR
12-year-old Lisa Grey struggles to cope with a mother whose traumatic experiences as a nurse in Vietnam during the war are still haunting her. 1982, New Haven, Connecticut.
1998 137 p.

Rostkowski, Margaret THE BEST OF FRIENDS
Three very different teenagers, once close friends, struggle to understand the changes in their relationships and the turmoil around them as the Vietnam War encroaches on their lives. 1961.
1989 183 p.

White, Ellen Emerson The Journal of Patrick Seamus Flaherty
United States Marince Corps

My Name is America series
An 18-year-old Marine records in a journal his experiences in Vietnam during the siege of Khe Sanh, 1967-1968. Includes a hstory of Vietnam, war timeline, glossary and related military information.
2002 167 p.