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Area teacher pens book on Hmong culture

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SUN PRAIRIE (WKOW) -- A teacher from Sun Prairie recently published a book hoping to better connect the Hmong community of South Central Wisconsin with its heritage and history. He also wanted to help all of us learn more about the vibrant Hmong culture.

Nhabee Her's 40 page book "The Plain of Stone Jars" was inspired by a trip back to his homeland of Laos.  The title is inspired by one of the most war-ravaged areas of Laos.

Her was born in the jungles of Laos during what many call the "Secret War" where the Hmong people of Laos fought in secret for the U.S. CIA. 

Her was old enough to remember the violence of the war at its peak and the persecution of family members who aided U.S. soldiers and the details of the long trek to safety.  His family escaped to Thailand and lived in the Nong Khai and Ban Vinai refugee camps for four years before arriving in Madison, Wisconsin on December 19, 1979.

He started a new life in South Central Wisconsin along with thousands of other Hmong families.

His experiences and his desire to promote the rich history of the Hmong people are driving him to share his book with the community. 

Her is married with four grown children.  Click here for information on getting a copy of his book.

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