Search Results: "Thanhha Lai"


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LISTEN, SLOWLY by Thanhha Lai
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 17, 2015

"A touching tale of preteen angst and translation troubles. (Fiction. 9-12)"
A trip to Vietnam did not figure in Laguna, California, girl Mai Le's summer plans!Read full book review >

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INSIDE OUT AND BACK AGAIN by Thanhha Lai
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 22, 2011

"In her not-to-be-missed debut, Lai evokes a distinct time and place and presents a complex, realistic heroine whom readers will recognize, even if they haven't found themselves in a strange new country. (Historical fiction/verse. 9-12)"
An enlightening, poignant and unexpectedly funny novel in verse is rooted in the author's childhood experiences. Read full book review >

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MY LAI by Howard Jones
NON-FICTION
Released: May 25, 2017

"Jones succeeds on all counts in a book that, due to its subject matter, is not pleasant to read but is powerful and important."
A scrupulous history of one of the darkest moments in American military history. Read full book review >

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FACING MY LAI by David L. Anderson
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 15, 1998

"Thoughtful and thought-provoking ideas on a still- controversial topic."
An all-encompassing, multidimensional examination of the 1968 My Lai massacre by a distinguished group of historians, military men, journalists, poets, and novelists. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 1992

"Essential for the war scholar's bookshelf; for the generalist, a profoundly moving human document. (Eight pages of b&w photographs—not seen.)"
Brilliantly realized study of the infamous Vietnam War atrocity in which US soldiers burned a Vietnamese village to the ground, shot the livestock, raped the women, and drove 400 men, women, and children into a ditch to slaughter them with machine- gun fire. Read full book review >

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TOMO EXPLORES THE WORLD by Trevor Lai
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 25, 2016

"Well-intentioned but inconsistent, the story starts off strong but loses steam. (Picture book. 4-8)"
On an island "far to the north," protagonist Tomo does not like to eat fish, nor does he plan to become a fisherman like the other men and boys of the village. Read full book review >

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TOMO TAKES FLIGHT by Trevor Lai
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 24, 2017

"Homing in on the delight of discovery, Lai's second Tomo book encourages readers to get creative when solving problems. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Tomo and his best friend, Maya, use his great-grandfather's Adventure Journal to solve more problems (Tomo Explores the World, 2016). Read full book review >

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PIGGY by Trevor Lai
by Trevor Lai, illustrated by Trevor Lai
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 20, 2016

"Pass on this porky paean to friendship; stick with Piggie with a side of Elephant. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Into the crowded field of porcine protagonists comes Piggy, a friendless pig who loves to read. Read full book review >

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Silver Moon, Tom Cupcake by Luong Ung-Lai
Released: Feb. 2, 2013

"A swirling blend of Chinese mythology and teenage angst, though the presentation struggles to keep up."
Ung-Lai's (The Freedom... Cage, 2012) latest novel sinks teen orphan Sam Sword into deeper water and stranger companionship than he could ever imagine. Read full book review >

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BLACK LOTUS by Sil Lai Abrams
Released: Aug. 2, 2016

"A searingly honest coming-of-age memoir."
A writer and motivational speaker's account of how she learned to embrace complex truths about her biracial ancestry that her dysfunctional family had kept hidden. Read full book review >