Shadow children refer to the thousands of orphans of mixed-race who lived from hand to mouth in their perilous passage through the dark shadows of Saigon during the Vietnam war. Rejected by their culture as non-Vietnamese and often shunned by the Americans, they desperately strove to live. Young and defenseless, their only hope was to stay too the shadows as they went about a routine that was one hundred percent about shelter and food to sustain them one more day. Lahn, Di.U, and Mien fit exactly into the description of shadow children. The book unfolds their story through seemingly impossible odds, tales of grit, and unbelievable journeys. On a specific day in their young lives fate bestows on them a small miracle that can not easily be understood at first, but will lead them to the sympathy of an American helicopter medic. who reaches out in an effort to help them through; the difficulties of their daily journey. Scenes of rescue and details of the American soldier fighting the war emerge along the way. A harrowing ending that threatens to drown them in its menace and uncertainty looms. A stirring epilogue promises to complete the tale.