Publications: Books and CD

If You Feel Like It – children’s book
CreateSpace, Charleston, South Carolina, 2015

If You Feel Like It encourages children to get up, get silly and celebrate the joy of singing, dancing and being their goofy selves. The fanciful images, melodic rhymes and poetic rhythm invite readers to take an active part in the reading experience, while reaffirming the importance of being oneself. It is the perfect book for fun-loving, jubilant children and their young-at-heart, fun-loving, jubilant parents and grandparents.

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Little Sister Left Behindnovel
Chusma House Publications, San Jose, California, 2007

“Little Sister Left Behind is a tender, unapologetic look at the Vietnamese experience over the last thirty years—both in Vietnam and in America. The troubled relationship between our heroine and her family ultimately reveals the universal human tenderness and cruelty that places in high relief the ties that bind us with one another.”

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My SolitudeCD of spoken word and jazz [out of print]
Chusma House Publications, San Jose, California, 2003

“Lê’s poetry is passionate and honest. Her mellifluous voice is enhanced by the music that varies from sultry to melancholy to visceral contemplation. A must have for every library.”

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Editor of The Paths We Take: Many Stories One Journeycollection of poetry, fiction and essays, 2003 [out of print]

Sponsored by: The Mission High School Peer Resources Center San Francisco, California

Funded by: The Youth Leader Institute’s Student Action Fund (SAF) & The Walter S. Johnson Foundation

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Editor of Powerful Whispers Breaking Barriers – a collection of poetry, fiction and essays, 2003 [out of print]

Sponsored by: The Peer Resource Group at McAteer High School through the Understanding Cesar Chavez through Literacy and Action Project San Francisco, California

Funded by: The Government Service and Volunteerism Fund (GOSERV)

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Corridorsa collection of poetry & short stories
Chusma House Publications, San Jose, California, 2001

“Reading this collection of poems is an exercise in creative altruism. One must let go, if for just a moment, of all existential pre-occupations and walk through the “Corridors” which Samantha Lê has littered with visions, memories, and sometimes optimistic, other times melancholic, musings on life’s everyday foibles. Lê’s combination of maturity and youthful exuberance are remarkable.”