All about Vietnam, a family day with author Phuoc Thi Minh Tran

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03/25/2018 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Alliance Française Mpls/St Paul

Mois de la Francophonie March 2018, a celebration of Vietnam

All About Vietnam is an educational program developed for students, which takes students on a make-believe trip to Vietnam. The program uses music, storytelling, history, artifacts, art & crafts, and traditional games to make the adventure come alive.

Phuoc Tran will speak about her books: Vietnamese Children’s Favorite Stories and My First Book of Vietnamese Words and also sign copies for the audience. All about Vietnam is an educational and interactive program for families.

$10 Admission | Free for kids (kids’ tickets available by phone call)

Please RSVP HERE or call 612 332 0436.

Refreshments will be served.


As the first Vietnamese librarian in Minnesota, a respected storyteller, a 2016 Minnesota State Fair Blue Ribbon author, Phuoc Thi Minh Tran has shared her experiences and knowledge of Vietnamese culture at various cultural events, storytelling programs, conferences, libraries, universities, colleges, and schools throughout the state and beyond. In addition, she has dedicated her time to helping new immigrants transition into life in America. Her work has inspired others to also pursue their dreams and further their educations.

Her accomplishments have been acknowledged through several awards and newspaper articles, such as the University of Minnesota Community Service Award, Catalyst Foundation Leadership and Community Award, Council on Asian Pacific Minnesotans, the Richfield Neighborhood Champion, the Richfield Gene and Mary Jacobsen Outstanding Citizen of the Year, and her recent award as the 2016 Education Award Recipient for Excellence in Community Commitment presented by Ordway-EducationPhuoc Tran and her husband Thinh Nguyen are the proud parents of their 4 children who grew up in a bilingual home.


My First Book of Vietnamese Words: An ABC Rhyming Book of Language and Culture. Tuttle Publishing, 2017.

Sky Blue Water: Great Stories For Young Readers. University of Minnesota Press, 2016. by Jay D. Peterson (Editor), Collette A. Morgan (Editor). An anthology of 20 Minnesota authors.

Vietnamese Children’s Favorite Stories. Illustrated by Nguyen Thi Hop and Nguyen Dong, Tuttle Publishing, 2015.


2017 Freeman Book Award Honorable Mention for Children’s Literature

Vietnamese Children’s Favorite Stories, 2015

Winner of a 2015-2016 Anne Izard Storytellers’ Choice Award

Winner of the Creative Child Magazine 2015 Book of the Year Award

Winner of the 2015 Moonbeam Children’s Book Awards Gold Medal.



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