Author: Thanhha Lai
Perfect for fans of Elizabeth Acevedo, Ibi Zoboi, and Erika L. Sanchez, this gorgeously written and deeply moving own voices novel that the New York Times Book Review called a “radiant pearl of a book” is the YA debut from the award-winning author of Inside Out & Back Again, now in paperback featuring a gorgeous stepback cover.
In the final days of the Vi?t Nam War, H?ng 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 H?ng is left behind in the war-torn country.
Six years later, H?ng has made the brutal journey from Vi?t 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.
H?ng is overjoyed when she reunites with Linh. But when she realizes he doesn’t remember her, their family, or Vi?t Nam, her heart is crushed. While the distance between them feels greater than ever, H?ng has come so far that she will do anything to bridge the gap.
Award-winning author Thanhhà L?i’s writing is imbued with poetry, beauty, and heartache that bring her words to life.