Half Spoon of Rice: A Survival Story of the Cambodian Genocide
Author: Smith, Icy
Illustrator: Sopaul Nhewm
Nine-year-old Nat is forced out of his Cambodian home and marched into the countryside when the Khmer Rouge comes into power. Nat is separated from his family and endures forced labor in rice fields from dawn to midnight with little food. Over the next four years, Nat confronts starvation, fear, and brutality. With the help of his friend Malis, Nat finds hope and the strength to escape, eventually reuniting with the family he loves.
Publisher: East West Discovery Press (US)