Memoir of a Thirteen-Year-Old Girl

Surviving the Cambodian Genocide

Here are a collection of items for anyone who is interested in Cambodia and Channy's story.  If you'd like to learn more about any of these, please contact me via my author page on facebook.

Book Resources


Chhi Family Tree - This is my immediate family with most photos taken before the Khmer Rouge.

Maps - Maps showing the area of Cambodia where Channy and her family endured the reign of the Khmer Rouge.

French Village Hut - During the first six months living under the Black Uniforms, the Chhi family lived together in this hut before being separated, by Chhi, Ken 2017.

Bookmark - Short Hair Detention bookmark

Photographs - Collection of photographs including aunts, uncles, and family friends; before and after the Khmer Rouge.

Tro Music -  While working in communist labor camps, I often thought of Cambodian classical music produced by a Tro instrument,  it generated sounds that went perfectly with the image of desolate open fields filled with warm air.  That music understood my feelings and comforted my soul.

Em's Lullaby - My mother hummed this very lullaby and lyrics the night the Khmer Rouge seized us after my little brother Kheang and my father escaped.

Hope Song - My brother Hong told me to never lose hope.  He reminded me of the Hope Song that we listened to before Khmer Rouge time.

Kickstarter Project - I chose to use Crowd-Funding to help promote and generate awareness of my book project.


Chapter 6, "Separation" - Recounting the fear and agonizing moments experienced when I was separated from my parents to work in the first of several labor camps. I was thirteen years old.

Chapter 7, "Short Hair Law" - During the Khmer Rouge, girls were required to keep their hair short.

Acknowledgements - Acknowledgement section from the book.