These Are My People is a biography by Mildred T. Howard on the life of Christian missionary Gladys Aylward. This biography for young readers begins when Gladys Aylward leaves London and arrives in China. At first, none of the Chinese will listen to her stories of God’s love, but when Gladys calms a prison riot, the people call her "the Virtuous One." Gladys then began taking in orphan children, saving them from a life of hunger and sickness in the streets. When war between China and Japan broke out, Gladys trusted God to help her take her many, many orphans through the mountains to safety.