Listen, Slowly

Listen, Slowly
  • Author : Thanhhà Lai
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Pages : 288
  • Relase : 2015-02-17
  • ISBN : 9780062229205

Listen, Slowly Book Review:

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.

Listen, Slowly

Listen, Slowly
  • Author : Perfection Learning Corporation
  • Publisher : Turtleback
  • Pages :
  • Relase : 2021-02
  • ISBN : 1663605416

Listen, Slowly Book Review:

Listen, Slowly

Listen, Slowly
  • Author : Thanhha Lai
  • Publisher : Harper
  • Pages : 260
  • Relase : 2015
  • ISBN : 1484482662

Listen, Slowly Book Review:

Twelve-year-old Mai is sick of being perfect and her straight A's and extracurricular activities have gotten her a much unwanted trip to Vietnam with her family so she can learn more about her roots. But as time goes on, Mai grows closer to her famil

Inside Out & Back Again

Inside Out & Back Again
  • Author : Thanhha Lai
  • Publisher : Univ. of Queensland Press
  • Pages : 276
  • Relase : 2013-03
  • ISBN : 9780702251177

Inside Out & Back Again Book Review:

Through a series of poems, a young girl chronicles the life-changing year of 1975, when she, her mother, and her brothers leave Vietnam and resettle in Alabama.

Butterfly Yellow

Butterfly Yellow
  • Author : Thanhhà Lai
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Pages : 320
  • Relase : 2019-09-03
  • ISBN : 9780062229236

Butterfly Yellow Book Review:

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.

Thanhha Lai Young Readers' Collection

Thanhha Lai Young Readers' Collection
  • Author : Thanhhà Lai
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Pages : 544
  • Relase : 2015-02-17
  • ISBN : 9780062411839

Thanhha Lai Young Readers' Collection Book Review:

Acclaimed New York Times bestselling author Thanhha Lai won the National Book Award for Young People's Literature and the Newbery Honor for her debut novel, Inside Out and Back Again. This collection includes Inside Out and Back Again along with her newest novel, Listen, Slowly. Inside Out and Back Again: Inspired by the author's childhood experience of fleeing Vietnam after the Fall of Saigon and immigrating to Alabama, this coming-of-age debut novel told in verse has been celebrated for its touching child's-eye view of family and immigration. For all the ten years of her life, Hà has only known Saigon: the thrills of its markets, the joy of its traditions, and the warmth of her friends close by. But now the Vietnam War has reached her home. Hà and her family are forced to flee as Saigon falls, and they board a ship headed toward hope. In America, Hà discovers the foreign world of Alabama: the coldness of its strangers, the dullness of its food . . . and the strength of her very own family. Listen, Slowly: Twelve-year-old Mia's parents are sending her, along with her father, on a trip to Vietnam so she can learn more about her roots—and also help her grandmother figure out what really happened to Mia's grandfather during the Vietnam War. Since Mia barely knows the language or customs, she is desperately counting down the days until she can go back home. But the next few weeks are a life-changing experience. As time passes, Mia begins to have a change of heart, growing closer to her family and developing an understanding of a culture and an entire world which that she never really knew about.

"Slowly, Slowly, Slowly," said the Sloth

  • Author : Eric Carle
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 32
  • Relase : 2020-08-11
  • ISBN : 9780593384275

"Slowly, Slowly, Slowly," said the Sloth Book Review:

Slowly, slowly, slowly . . . that's the way the sloth moves. Slowly, it eats and then, slowly, it falls asleep. "What strange kind of creature is this?" the other animals wonder. Why doesn't it run or fly or play or hunt like the rest of us? "Why are you so slow?" the howler monkey inquires. But the sloth doesn't answer any questions until the jaguar asks, "Why are you so lazy?" Anyone who has ever felt too busy will appreciate the sloth's peaceful lifestyle and realize that it's okay to take time to enjoy life. Eric Carle' s dazzling collage illustrations introduce readers to the exotic beauty of the Amazon rain forest and the many unusual animals living there.

Good Things Happen Slowly

Good Things Happen Slowly
  • Author : Fred Hersch
  • Publisher : Crown Archetype
  • Pages : 320
  • Relase : 2017-09-12
  • ISBN : 9781101904350

Good Things Happen Slowly Book Review:

Jazz could not contain Fred Hersch. Hersch’s prodigious talent as a sideman—a pianist who played with the giants of the twentieth century in the autumn of their careers, including Art Farmer and Joe Henderson—blossomed further in the eighties and beyond into a compositional genius that defied the boundaries of bop, sweeping in elements of pop, classical, and folk to create a wholly new music. Good Things Happen Slowly is his memoir. It’s the story of the first openly gay, HIV-positive jazz player; a deep look into the cloistered jazz culture that made such a status both transgressive and groundbreaking; and a profound exploration of how Hersch’s two-month-long coma in 2007 led to his creating some of the finest, most direct, and most emotionally compelling music of his career. Remarkable, and at times lyrical, Good Things Happen Slowly is an evocation of the twilight of Post-Stonewall New York, and a powerfully brave narrative of illness, recovery, music, creativity, and the glorious reward of finally becoming oneself.

Fahrenheit 451

Fahrenheit 451
  • Author : Ray Bradbury
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 216
  • Relase : 2003-09-23
  • ISBN : 9780743247221

Fahrenheit 451 Book Review:

A totalitarian regime has ordered all books to be destroyed, but one of the book burners suddenly realizes their merit.

James and the Giant Peach

James and the Giant Peach
  • Author : Roald Dahl
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 160
  • Relase : 2007-08-16
  • ISBN : 9781101653005

James and the Giant Peach Book Review:

From the World's No. 1 Storyteller, James and the Giant Peach is a children's classic that has captured young reader's imaginations for generations. One of TIME MAGAZINE’s 100 Best Fantasy Books of All Time After James Henry Trotter's parents are tragically eaten by a rhinoceros, he goes to live with his two horrible aunts, Spiker and Sponge. Life there is no fun, until James accidentally drops some magic crystals by the old peach tree and strange things start to happen. The peach at the top of the tree begins to grow, and before long it's as big as a house. Inside, James meets a bunch of oversized friends—Grasshopper, Centipede, Ladybug, and more. With a snip of the stem, the peach starts rolling away, and the great adventure begins! Roald Dahl is the author of numerous classic children’s stories including Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Matilda, The BFG, and many more! “James and the Giant Peach remains a favorite among kids and parents alike nearly 60 years after it was first published, thanks to its vivid imagery, vibrant characters and forthright exploration of mature themes like death and hope.” —TIME Magazine

How to Kill Someone Slowly

How to Kill Someone Slowly
  • Author : Chris Lyons
  • Publisher : CreateSpace
  • Pages : 26
  • Relase : 2015-05-24
  • ISBN : 1512352454

How to Kill Someone Slowly Book Review:

This is a book of my original poems that I wrote. Whenever I was depressed I would write, so this is what that is. In it, it also has drawings that I did. WARNING: May be triggering to some people.

Stress Fractures

Stress Fractures
  • Author : Charles R. Swindoll
  • Publisher : David C Cook Distribution
  • Pages : 138
  • Relase : 1992
  • ISBN : 1555135641

Stress Fractures Book Review:

Provide your small group with a source of lively, biblical and straight-forward discussions led by leading Christian authors such as James Dobson, Chuck Swindoll, John Trent and Gary Smalley. Life Topics takes some of the most popular Christian best-sellers and turns each one into a fascinating and compelling 13-session course. Here's an opportunity to gain new insights on such relevant topics as marriage, coping and parenting. You'll even save money with the reproducible group materials.

Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons

Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons
  • Author : Phyllis Haddox,Siegfried Engelmann,Elaine Bruner
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 416
  • Relase : 1986-06-15
  • ISBN : 9780671631987

Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons Book Review:

A #1 bestseller on Amazon for early childhood education with more than half a million copies in print, Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons will give your child the reading skills needed now for a better chance at tomorrow, while bringing you and your child closer together. Is your child halfway through first grade and still unable to read? Is your preschooler bored with coloring and ready for reading? Do you want to help your child read, but are afraid you'll do something wrong? Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons is a complete, step-by-step program that shows patents simply and clearly how to teach their children to read. Twenty minutes a day is all you need, and within 100 teaching days your child will be reading on a solid second-grade reading level. It's a sensible, easy-to-follow, and enjoyable way to help your child gain the essential skills of reading. Everything you need is here—no paste, no scissors, no flash cards, no complicated directions—just you and your child learning together. One hundred lessons, fully illustrated and color-coded for clarity, give your child the basic and more advanced skills needed to become a good reader.

Nightbitch

Nightbitch
  • Author : Rachel Yoder
  • Publisher : Knopf Canada
  • Pages : 288
  • Relase : 2021-07-20
  • ISBN : 9780735281561

Nightbitch Book Review:

LONGLISTED FOR THE PEN/HEMINGWAY AWARD FOR DEBUT NOVEL NAMED A BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR BY AV CLUB, VULTURE, ESQUIRE AND LITERARY HUB One day, the mother was a mother, but then one night, she was quite suddenly something else... In this blazingly smart and voracious debut, an artist turned stay-at-home mom becomes convinced she's turning into a dog. An ambitious mother puts her art career on hold to stay at home with her newborn son, but the experience does not match her imagination. Two years later, she steps into the bathroom for a break from her toddler's demands, only to discover a dense patch of hair on the back of her neck. In the mirror, her canines suddenly look sharper than she remembers. Her husband, who travels for work five days a week, casually dismisses her fears from faraway hotel rooms. As the mother's symptoms intensify, and her temptation to give into her new dog impulses peak, she struggles to keep her alter-canine-identity secret. Seeking a cure at the library, she discovers the mysterious academic tome which becomes her bible, "A Field Guide to Magical Women: A Mythical Ethnography," and meets a group of mommies involved in a multi-level-marketing scheme who may also be more than what they seem. An outrageously original novel of ideas about art, power and womanhood wrapped in a satirical fairy tale, Nightbitch will make you want to howl in laughter and recognition. And you should. You should howl as much as you want.

K-Pop Confidential

K-Pop Confidential
  • Author : Stephan Lee
  • Publisher : Chicken House
  • Pages : 295
  • Relase : 2020-09-03
  • ISBN : 9781913322540

K-Pop Confidential Book Review:

A Korean-American girl travels to Seoul in hopes of debuting in a girl group at the same K-pop company behind the most popular boy band on the planet, in this romantic coming-of-age novel perfect for K-pop fans everywhere! Candace Park knows a lot about playing a role. For most of her life, she's been playing the role of the quiet Korean-American girl who takes advanced classes and plays a classical instrument, keeping her love of K-pop to herself. But she has a secret that she's been keeping from the world: she can sing. Like, really sing. So when Candace enters a global audition held by the biggest K-pop label in the world, she doesn't expect to actually win. And convincing her parents to go against everything they believe in is nothing compared to what's next. Under the strict supervision of her instructors at the label's headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, Candace must hone her performance skills to within an inch of her life, learn to fluently speak Korean, and navigate the complex hierarchies of her teammates. And the number-one rule? NO DATING - which proves almost impossible after she meets superstar idol One.J and fellow Korean-American trainee YoungBae. And when Candace finds herself in the middle of an international K-pop scandal, she must decide whether a spot in the most hyped K-pop girl group of all time is really worth risking everything ...

Black Leopard, Red Wolf

Black Leopard, Red Wolf
  • Author : Marlon James
  • Publisher : Bond Street Books
  • Pages : 440
  • Relase : 2019-02-05
  • ISBN : 9780385690331

Black Leopard, Red Wolf Book Review:

"A fantasy world as well-realized as anything Tolkien made." —Neil Gaiman "Gripping, action-packed....The literary equivalent of a Marvel Comics universe." —Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times In this epic, internationally bestselling novel from Marlon James, the Man Booker Prize-winning author of A Brief History of Seven Killings, myth, fantasy and history merge in the stunning story of a mercenary's quest to find a missing child. Tracker is known far and wide for his skills as a hunter: "He has a nose," people say. Hired to find a mysterious boy who has disappeared, Tracker breaks his own rule of always working alone when he finds himself part of a group assembled to search for the boy. The band is a hodgepodge, full of unusual characters with secrets of their own, including a shape-shifting man-animal known as the Leopard. As Tracker follows the boy's scent, he and the band are set upon by creatures intent on destroying them. As he fights for survival, Tracker starts to wonder: Who, really, is this boy? Why has he been missing for so long? Why do so many people want to keep the boy from being found? And perhaps most important of all: Who is telling the truth, and who is lying? Drawing from African history and mythology and his own rich imagination, Marlon James has written a saga of breathtaking adventure that's also an ambitious, involving read. Defying categorization and full of unforgettable characters, Black Leopard, Red Wolf is both surprising and profound as it explores the fundamentals of truth, the limits of power, the excesses of ambition, and our need to understand them all.

Bamboo People

Bamboo People
  • Author : Mitali Perkins
  • Publisher : Charlesbridge
  • Pages : 281
  • Relase : 2012-07-01
  • ISBN : 9781607342274

Bamboo People Book Review:

Two Burmese boys, one a Karenni refugee and the other the son of an imprisoned Burmese doctor, meet in the jungle and in order to survive they must learn to trust each other.

Momo

Momo
  • Author : Michael
  • Publisher : McSweeney's
  • Pages : 156
  • Relase : 2013-08-13
  • ISBN : 9781938073991

Momo Book Review:

The Neverending Story is Michael Ende’s best-known book, but Momo—published six years earlier—is the all-ages fantasy novel that first won him wide acclaim. After the sweet-talking gray men come to town, life becomes terminally efficient. Can Momo, a young orphan girl blessed with the gift of listening, vanquish the ashen-faced time thieves before joy vanishes forever? With gorgeous new drawings by Marcel Dzama and a new translation from the German by Lucas Zwirner, this all-new 40th anniversary edition celebrates the book’s first U.S. publication in over 25 years.

Twilight of Democracy

Twilight of Democracy
  • Author : Anne Applebaum
  • Publisher : Signal
  • Pages : 208
  • Relase : 2020-07-21
  • ISBN : 9780771005862

Twilight of Democracy Book Review:

A finalist for the Lionel Gelber Prize One of Back Obama's Favourite Books of the Year A Pulitzer Prize–winning historian explains, with electrifying clarity, why elites in democracies around the world are turning toward nationalism and authoritarianism. From the United States and Britain to continental Europe and beyond, liberal democracy is under siege, while authoritarianism is on the rise. In Twilight of Democracy, Anne Applebaum, an award-winning historian of Soviet atrocities who was one of the first American journalists to raise an alarm about antidemocratic trends in the West, explains the lure of nationalism and autocracy. In this captivating essay, she contends that political systems with radically simple beliefs are inherently appealing, especially when they benefit the loyal to the exclusion of everyone else. Despotic leaders do not rule alone; they rely on political allies, bureaucrats, and media figures to pave their way and support their rule. The authoritarian and nationalist parties that have arisen within modern democracies offer new paths to wealth or power for their adherents. Applebaum describes many of the new advocates of illiberalism in countries around the world, showing how they use conspiracy theory, political polarization, social media, and even nostalgia to change their societies. Elegantly written and urgently argued, Twilight of Democracy is a brilliant dissection of a world-shaking shift and a stirring glimpse of the road back to democratic values.

The Engineer & the Vaccine

The Engineer & the Vaccine
  • Author : Steven Raimondi
  • Publisher : Stevens Steam Books
  • Pages : 30
  • Relase : 2021-11-19
  • ISBN : 173799111X

The Engineer & the Vaccine Book Review:

Are you afraid of needles? When young Jimmy's mom tells him he will be getting a vaccination shot in the morning, he is very afraid. What should he do? Luckily for Jimmy, his grandfather has just the story he needs to feel better. Journey back in time to the age of the steam locomotive to see how an engineer, Engine #7, and an angry man help save a town. Lovingly illustrated by Laurie Hartsook, author Steven Raimondi's words come alive and show that with a little help from people we love, we can do anything! Young Jimmy is told by his mother that he is due for his vaccination shot, but Jimmy is very afraid. The next morning, Jimmy's grandfather stops by with a story from his past that helps Jimmy feel better. Many years ago, Jimmy's grandfather was a railroad engineer living in a small town. One day, a stranger arrives at the local hotel, but isn't feeling very good. When he faints, the town doctor determines he has smallpox, a very infectious and dangerous disease. Everyone must be quarantined and the town folks must isolate. Luckily, a vaccine has been developed to prevent folks from getting smallpox. Now, Jimmy's grandfather was afraid of needles, but to save the town and with a little help from a new friend, he was able to overcome his fear. Jimmy's grandfather travels to the next town to bring the vaccine to the rescue!