April Book '18

Listen, Slowly by Thanhha Lai

Place on Hold at Thornton Public Library

Synopsis

A California girl born and raised, Mai can't wait to spend her vacation at the beach. Instead, though, 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.


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1 comments:

Thornton Public Library said...

How was Mia's and Ut's first reaction to each other? How did their relationship change throughout the book?

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