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Earphones Award Winner

by | Read by LuLu Lam

Young Adult Ages 14+ • 6.5 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2019

Gorgeous writing meets expert narration in this one-of-a-kind refugee story. Narrator LuLu Lam gracefully maneuvers listeners through Hang's efforts to reconnect her with her brother Lihn in Texas after the Vietnam War. Lam fully captures Hang's struggles and joys with learning English as well the text's Vietnamese dialogue, making this an especially appropriate novel for audio. Equally impressive is the Texas twang Lam gives to LeeRoy, a chatty cowboy-in-training who slowly becomes enamored with Hang. Most notably, Hang's memories of wartime trauma are not overly dramatized, allowing the listener to simply bear witness to her brutal past. With many parallels to today's immigrant experience, the story includes moments of beauty, sorrow, and hope. E.A.N. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2019, Portland, Maine [Published: OCTOBER 2019]

Trade Ed. • Harper Audio • 2019

DD ISBN 9780062964328 $20.99

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