In Vietnam, Anh Thu lives by the Mekong River with her family. She attends school and enjoys spending time with her friends and older brother. Her parents work on their banana and papaya plantation, then set off on their “floating store,” selling groceries to customers on the river.
In Ho Chi Minh City, nine-year-old Thanh Hong goes to school where she studies French, art and reading and plays games with friends. After school, the family goes bowling, then Hong does her homework. The next day, Thanh enjoys swimming at the community pool and takes in the Vietnamese New Year Tet festivities, including fireworks and dragon dancing!