Activist, Cambodian genocide survivor and memoirist Loung Ung reads from and discusses her new book Lulu in the Sky, which recounts her adult struggle to escape the shadow of war while reconnecting with lost family and emerging as a political activist."
Patricia McCormick is a former journalist who has won much acclaim for her compassionate approach to hard-hitting subjects. Her books include Purple Heart, SOLD, My Brother's Keeper and CUT. Her most recent book, Never Fall Down is based on the life of Cambodian activist Arn Chorn-Pond.
is a Cambodian-born American human-rights activist
and lecturer. She is the national spokesperson for the Campaign for a
Landmine-Free World. Between 1997 and 2003 she served in the same
capacity for the "International Campaign to Ban Landmines", which is affiliated with the Vietnam Veterans of America Foundation.
Ung was born in Phnom Penh,
Cambodia, the sixth of seven children and the third of four girls, to
Seng Im Ung and Ay Choung Ung. Her actual birthdate is unknown; the Khmer Rouge
destroyed many of the birth records of the inhabitants of cities in
Cambodia. At ten years of age, she escaped from Cambodia as a survivor
of what became known as "the Killing Fields" during the reign of Pol Pot's Khmer Rouge regime. After emigrating to the United States and adjusting to her new country, she wrote two books which related her life experiences from 1975 through 2003.