Books of Local Interest: ‘Two Teaspoons of Rice’ set in killing fields of Cambodia

“Two Teaspoons of Rice, A Memoir of a Cambodian Orphan” is the story of Sida Lei of Alexandria, Virginia, written with Monica Boothe of Bowie. The children’s history book tells how a playful and unruly 10-year-old came of age in the killing fields of Cambodia.

Orphaned by the Khmer Rouge, Sida not only had to survive; she had to lead what remained of her family in a desperate dash for the border. They faced many dangers: bullets, guerilla ambushes, landmines, and starvation.

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