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The Resource Listen, Slowly

Listen, Slowly

Label
Listen, Slowly
Title
Listen, Slowly
Statement of responsibility
Thanhha Lai
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Listen, Slowly is a New York Times Book Review Notable Book and a Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year! 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.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
Summary
Assisting her grandmother's investigation of her grandfather's fate during the Vietnam War, Mai struggles to adapt to an unfamiliar culture while redefining her sense of family
Storyline
Tone
Character
Award
ALA Notable Children's Book, 2016
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10391878
Cataloging source
NOV
Index
no index present
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800
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 5
  • 8
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
Target audience
juvenile
Label
Listen, Slowly
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:0bfcaeb4-2742-48ed-aea7-ec2cc971cb04
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780062229205
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Listen, Slowly
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:0bfcaeb4-2742-48ed-aea7-ec2cc971cb04
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780062229205
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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