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Author: Thanhha Lai
Publisher: New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2015] ©2015
Edition/Format:   Print book : Elementary and junior high school : Fiction : English : First 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: Children's stories
Domestic fiction
Historical fiction
Fiction
Juvenile works
Juvenile fiction
Material Type: Elementary and junior high school, Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Thanhha Lai
ISBN: 9780062229182 0062229184 9780062229199 0062229192 9780605940321 0605940320
OCLC Number: 881042154
Awards: A Junior Library Guild Selection.
Target Audience: Ages 8-12.; 800
Description: 260 pages : map ; 22 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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Listen, Slowly

by AnchorageSchools (WorldCat user published 2015-04-19) Excellent Permalink

Planning to spend the summer flirting with her crush at the beach, American-born Mai is horrified to learn that her parents plan for her to learn the family's personal Vietnamese history while traveling with a grandmother to whom Mai no longer connects....
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