Ages: 8 to 12
Mai has been shipped off to Vietnam with her grandmother, who is traveling there to find out what happened to her husband during the Vietnam War. Mai’s parents think this trip is a great opportunity for her to learn more about her roots. But Vietnam is hot, smelly, and the last place Mai wants to be during vacation. Besides barely speaking the language, she doesn’t know the geography, the local customs, or even her distant relatives. To survive this trip, Mai will be forced to find the balance between her two completely different worlds.
Listen, Slowly is an irresistibly charming and emotionally poignant tale of a girl who discovers that home is not found on a map, but is instead made up of the people she surrounds herself with and who she calls family.
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