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Listen, Slowly (Reprint) (Paperback) (Thanhha Lai)

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Listen, Slowly is a New York Times Book Review Notable Book and aPublishers Weekly Best Book of the Year! This remarkable and bestselling novel from Thanhha Lai, author of the National Book Award–winning and Newbery Honor BookInside Out & Back Again, follows a young girl as she learns the true meaning of family.

A California girl born and raised, Mai can’t wait to spend her vacation at the beach. Instead, she has to travel to Vietnam with her grandmother, who is going back to find out what really happened to her husband during the Vietnam War. Mai’s parents think this trip will be a great opportunity for their out-of-touch daughter to learn more about her culture. But to Mai, those aretheir roots, not her own. Vietnam is hot, smelly, and the last place she wants to be. Besides barely speaking the language, she doesn’t know the geography, the local customs, or even her distant relatives. To survive her trip, Mai must find a balance between her two completely different worlds.

Perfect for fans of Rita Williams-Garcia and Linda Sue Park, Listen, Slowly is an irresistibly charming and emotionally poignant tale about a girl who discovers that home and culture, family and friends, can all mean different things.

This paperback edition includes a special letter from the author and a Vietnamese glossary and pronunciation guide.

Edition: Reprint
Number of Pages: 2607
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Sub-Genre: Family / Multigenerational, People + Places / Asia
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Harpercollins Childrens Books
Age Range: 9-12 years
Author: Thanhha Lai
Language: English
Street Date: May 17, 2016
TCIN: 50775233
UPC: 9780062229199
Item Number (DPCI): 248-10-7466
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