Inside Out & Back Again

Inside Out & Back Again
Title Inside Out & Back Again PDF eBook
Author Thanhha Lai
Publisher Univ. of Queensland Press
Total Pages 227
Release 2013-03-01
Genre Juvenile Fiction
ISBN 0702251178

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Moving to America turns H&à's life inside out. For all the 10 years of her life, H&à has only known Saigon: the thrills of its markets, the joy of its traditions, the warmth of her friends close by, and the beauty of her very own papaya tree. But now the Vietnam War has reached her home. H&à and her family are forced to flee as Saigon falls, and they board a ship headed toward hope. In America, H&à discovers the foreign world of Alabama: the coldness of its strangers, the dullness of its food, the strange shape of its landscape, and the strength of her very own family. This is the moving story of one girl's year of change, dreams, grief, and healing as she journeys from one country to another, one life to the next.

Listen, Slowly

Listen, Slowly
Title Listen, Slowly PDF eBook
Author Thanhhà Lai
Publisher Harper Collins
Total Pages 288
Release 2015-02-17
Genre Juvenile Fiction
ISBN 0062229206

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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. Listen, Slowly is a New York Times Book Review Notable Book and a Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year! 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.

Leap Back Home to Me

Leap Back Home to Me
Title Leap Back Home to Me PDF eBook
Author Lauren Thompson
Publisher Simon and Schuster
Total Pages 32
Release 2011-06-07
Genre Juvenile Fiction
ISBN 1416985654

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A little frog’s first leap out into the world is a big, scary thing. But luckily, mama is always there to catch him when he comes home. As the leaps get bigger, frog gets braver—and before he knows it, he’s soaring out to the moon and beyond! This loveable little frog will hurdle his way into your heart. Come leap along, and see what it’s like to shoot for the stars . . . and always have a landing pad ready to catch you.


Title Tilt PDF eBook
Author Ellen Hopkins
Publisher Simon and Schuster
Total Pages 624
Release 2012-09-11
Genre Young Adult Fiction
ISBN 1442423595

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Love—good and bad—forces three teens’ worlds to tilt in a riveting novel from New York Times bestselling author Ellen Hopkins. Three teens, three stories—all interconnected through their parents’ family relationships. As the adults pull away, caught up in their own dilemmas, the lives of the teens begin to tilt...​ Mikayla, almost eighteen, is over-the-top in love with Dylan, who loves her back. But what happens to that love when Mikayla gets pregnant the summer before their senior year—and decides to keep the baby? Shane turns sixteen that same summer and falls hard in love with his first boyfriend, Alex, who happens to be HIV positive. Shane has lived for four years with his little sister’s impending death. Can he accept Alex’s love, knowing that his life, too, will be shortened? Harley is fourteen—a good girl searching for new experiences, especially love from an older boy. She never expects to hurdle toward self-destructive extremes in order to define who she is and who she wants to be. Love, in all its forms, has crucial consequences in this standalone novel.

Butterfly Yellow

Butterfly Yellow
Title Butterfly Yellow PDF eBook
Author Thanhhà Lai
Publisher HarperCollins
Total Pages 320
Release 2019-09-03
Genre Young Adult Fiction
ISBN 0062229230

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Winner of the Scott O’Dell Award for Historical Fiction! Perfect for fans of Elizabeth Acevedo, Ibi Zoboi, and Erika L. Sánchez, this gorgeously written and deeply moving novel is the YA debut from the award-winning author of Inside Out & Back Again. 4 starred reviews! In the final days of the Việt Nam War, Hằng takes her little brother, Linh, to the airport, determined to find a way to safety in America. In a split second, Linh is ripped from her arms—and Hằng is left behind in the war-torn country. Six years later, Hằng has made the brutal journey from Việt Nam and is now in Texas as a refugee. She doesn’t know how she will find the little brother who was taken from her until she meets LeeRoy, a city boy with big rodeo dreams, who decides to help her. Hằng is overjoyed when she reunites with Linh. But when she realizes he doesn’t remember her, their family, or Việt Nam, her heart is crushed. Though the distance between them feels greater than ever, Hằng has come so far that she will do anything to bridge the gap.

The Voyage of Turtle Rex

The Voyage of Turtle Rex
Title The Voyage of Turtle Rex PDF eBook
Author Kurt Cyrus
Publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Total Pages 43
Release 2011
Genre Juvenile Nonfiction
ISBN 054742924X

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Follows the life of a giant prehistoric sea turtle.

The Circuit

The Circuit
Title The Circuit PDF eBook
Author Francisco Jiménez
Publisher UNM Press
Total Pages 152
Release 1997
Genre Fiction
ISBN 9780826317971

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A collection of stories about the life of a migrant family.