Review of Listen, Slowly by Thanhhà Lai

This week I posted a review of Listen, Slowly by Thanhhà Lai  at The Pirate Tree.

With her first novel for young readers (Inside Out and Back Again, HarperCollins 2011), Thanhhà Lai captured in verse one child’s experience adjusting to life in Alabama after leaving Vietnam. In Listen, Slowly, Lai explores the experience of Mai (Mia at school), whose parents both emigrated to the United States from Vietnam during or just after the Vietnam War, as she travels to Vietnam to help her grandmother with a very important mission. . . Read More

If you are are interested in literature for children and teens, and social justice issues, then you might want to subscribe to The Pirate Tree.

On the writing front, I've turned in the latest revision of my second novel and I'm waiting for feedback from my wonderful editor.  Hopefully, soon I'll be able to update you all on when it will be out.


By E.M. Kokie

Author of young adult fiction, including PERSONAL EFFECTS (Candlewick, 2012) and RADICAL (Candlewick Press, Fall 2016). Often opinionated. Sometimes Sarcastic.

Comments (0)

Comments are closed.