A Song For Cambodia

By School Library Journal

Gouache paintings underscore the changing mood of Chorn-Pond’s story. The beginning scene depicts him playing with his siblings against a light blue sky. Later, the colors turn darker, underlining the horrors of the prison camp. The final spread shows Chorn-Pond smiling in a bright room, playing the khim for his new American family. . . . Use this solid picture-book biography with Jen Bryant’s Music for the End of Time (Eerdmans, 2005), another story about triumphing over suffering with the help of music.