A high-school-aged girl in a black shirt with thick straight black hair tied up, in a classroom, looking up from her work.
Khanh Huynh came to the United States from Vietnam when she was 9 years old. She spoke almost no English, but immediately felt pressure to excel. “If you don’t fit into the Asian stereotype, people think you’re stupid.”
Sean Proctor

Great Expectations

Khanh Huynh spoke no English and struggled in school. A perceptive teacher saw past the myth of the “model minority” and give Khanh the help she needed.