Review of Listen, Slowly by Thanhhà Lai
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
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