The Girl in the Picture
The Story of Kim Phuc, the Photograph, and the Vietnam WarBook - 2006
By the author of the award-winning memoir The Concubine's Children
On June 8, 1972, a nine-year-old girl, severely burned by napalm, ran from a misplaced air strike over her village in South Vietnam and into the eye of history. Her photograph--one of the most unforgettable images of the war and of the twentieth century--was seen around the world. The Girl in the Picture is at once a riveting personal story about Kim Phuc, a victim of war and later, under the Communist regime, a tool of propaganda, and a groundbreaking social history that offers a rare view of everyday life in Vietnam both during and after the war.