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Listen, slowly

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This remarkable and bestselling novel from Thanhha Lai, author of the National Book Award-winning and Newbery Honor Book Inside Out & Back Again, follows a young girl as she learns the true meaning of family.

Listen, Slowly is a New York Times Book Review Notable Book and a Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year!

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 are their 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.

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Grouped Work ID 104e0373-f246-428a-0b48-27b97699a29c
Grouping Title listen slowly
Grouping Author lai thanhha
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2019-01-21 23:07:23PM
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display_description After a back-breaking straight-A school year filled with too many extracurricular activities to count, twelve-year-old Mai's parents "reward" her by sending her to Vietnam, so she can get in touch with her roots. At first miserable, not knowing the language or customs, Mai spends time with her grandmother and learns to love her heritage, and even discovers secrets about her family's past, such as what happened to her grandfather during the war.
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subject_facet Children's audiobooks, Families -- Juvenile fiction, Family life -- Fiction, Grandmothers -- Fiction, Grandmothers -- Juvenile fiction, Vietnam -- Fiction, Vietnam -- Juvenile fiction, Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Missing in action -- Fiction, Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Missing in action -- Juvenile fiction, Vietnam War, 1961-1975. -- Missing in action -- Fiction, Vietnamese American children -- California -- Juvenile fiction, Vietnamese American families -- Juvenile fiction, Vietnamese Americans -- Race identity -- Juvenile fiction
title_display Listen, slowly
title_full Listen, Slowly, Listen, slowly / Thanhha Lai, Listen, slowly / Thanhhà Lại, Listen, slowly [sound recording] / Thanhha Lai
title_short Listen, slowly
topic_facet Children's audiobooks, Families, Family life, Grandmothers, Juvenile Fiction, Juvenile Literature, Missing in action, Race identity, Vietnam War, 1961-1975, Vietnamese American children, Vietnamese American families, Vietnamese Americans