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Vietnam War: Materials for Youth

This guide was created for the Viet Thanh Nguyen event on September 15, 2017.


This page contains numerous resources for helping youth understand the Vietnam War. Resources to share with students include fiction and nonfiction book and online videos. This page also has resources for teachers about the war and scholarly articles related to the Vietnam War in children's and young adult literature. 

Fiction Books for Youth

Nonfiction Books for Youth

Online Videos

Vietnam War Simplified!
Kenneth Trotman
Published on Apr 22, 2015

Kenneth Trotman creates animated lessons for students about a wide range of topics. In this video, Trotman describes the Vietnam War, its controversial beginnings, other countries involved, and the conclusion of the war.

Vietnam War | The 20th century | World history | Khan Academy
Khan Academy

Published on Apr 27, 2011

Sal gives an overview of the Vietnam War. Created by Sal Khan.

Vietnamese Children's Favorite Stories by Phuoc Thi Minh Tran

Published on Sep 25, 2014

Promotional video for "Vietnamese Children's Favorite Stories", a collection of 15 charming short Vietnamese folktales by Phuoc Thi Minh Tran and illustrated by Nguyen Thi Hop and Nguyen Dong

Book Flyer

Teacher Resources

Scholarly Articles

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