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Author: Thanhha Lai
Publisher: New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, 2016. ©2015
Edition/Format:   Print book : Elementary and junior high school : Fiction : English : First paperback editionView all editions and formats
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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.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Juvenile works
Fiction
Juvenile fiction
Material Type: Elementary and junior high school, Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Thanhha Lai
ISBN: 9780062229199 0062229192
OCLC Number: 1038682374
Target Audience: Ages 8-12.
Description: 260, 7 pages : map ; 20 cm
Responsibility: Thanhhà Lại.

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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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