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Listen, Slowly

(2015)
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This remarkable novel from Thanhha Li, New York Times best-selling 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, 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.

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.

Genre: Children's Fiction

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Hardback Editions

May 2016 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Listen, Slowly (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)
Author(s): Thanhha Lai
ISBN: 0-606-38747-1 / 978-0-606-38747-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Turtleback Books
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February 2015 : USA Hardback
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Title: Listen, Slowly
Author(s): Thanhha Lai
ISBN: 0-06-222918-4 / 978-0-06-222918-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins
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Paperback Editions

May 2016 : USA Paperback
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Title: Listen, Slowly
Author(s): Thanhha Lai
ISBN: 0-06-222919-2 / 978-0-06-222919-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins
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Audio Editions

February 2015 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Listen, Slowly
Author(s): Thanhha Lai
ISBN: 1-4815-3321-5 / 978-1-4815-3321-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers and Blackstone Audio
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February 2015 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Listen, Slowly
Author(s): Thanhha Lai
Publisher: HarperAudio
Availability: Amazon   


February 2015 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Listen, Slowly
Author(s): Thanhha Lai
Publisher: HarperAudio
Availability: Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

February 2015 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Listen, Slowly
Author(s): Thanhha Lai
Publisher: HarperCollins
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA