Children's International Library presents "An Evening with Kim Phuc: The Personal Story of The Girl in the Photo."
This special benefit for Children's International Library features appetizers, drinks, a silent auction and a presentation and book-signing with peace ambassador and author Kim Phuc, discussing her book Fire Road. All proceeds benefit the future Trang Bang Library Learning Center in Ms. Phuc's home village in Vietnam.
This is a ticketed event! For tickets and more information, please click on this link to the Eventbrite page! You can also contact Susan Geidner, 847-910-1885. We do have a small number of tickets available via The Book Stall. Call Robert at 847-446-8880 for more information.
About the Book:
More than four decades ago, her excruciating pain was exposed in a photo that made headlines around the world. Only now is she fully revealing the depth of her scarring--to both body and soul.
It's a moment forever captured, an iconic image that has come to define the horror and violence of the Vietnam War: Nine-year-old Kim Phuc running in agony moments after napalm bombs fell from the sky, bringing hellish fire that burned away her clothing and seared deep into her skin.
Left for dead in a hospital morgue, Kim miraculously survived--but her journey toward healing was only beginning. When the napalm bombs dropped, everything Kim knew and relied on exploded along with them: her beloved home and village, her country's freedom, as well as her childhood innocence and happiness. Kim's coming years would be marked by agonizing treatments for her burns, incessant physical pain throughout her body, and being handled for political propaganda. Kim survived the pain of her body ablaze, but how could she possibly survive the pain of her devastated soul?
Fire Road is a story of both unrelenting horror and unexpected hope, a harrowing tale of life changed in an instant. In this stunning first-hand account of struggling to find answers in a world that only seemed to bring anguish, Kim ultimately discovers strength in Christianity, transforming her tragedy into an unshakable faith.
About the author:
In 1997 she established the first Kim Phúc Foundation in the U.S., with the aim of providing medical and psychological assistance to child victims of war. In 2004, Phúc spoke at the University of Connecticut about her life and experience, learning how to be "strong in the face of pain" and how compassion and love helped her heal. On December 28, 2009, National Public Radio broadcast her spoken essay, "The Long Road to Forgiveness," for their "This I Believe" series. In May 2010, Phúc was reunited by the BBC with ITN correspondent Christopher Wain, who helped to save her life. On February 11, 2019 Kim Phúc was awarded the 2019 Dresden Peace Prize in recognition of her work with UNESCO and as an activist for peace. Kim Phúc has been named a UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador. She has received an honorary Doctorate of Law degrees from York University, Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario, the University of Lethbridge, and Saint Mary's University in Halifax.
Get out Run We must leave this place They are going to destroy this whole place Go, children, run first Go now