The Silence that Binds Us by Joanna Ho audiobook

The Silence that Binds Us

By Joanna Ho
Read by Raechel Wong

HarperCollins 9780063059344

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9798200976690

  • ISBN: 9798200976683

  • ISBN: 9798200976706

Runtime: 11.33 Hours
Category: Fiction
Audience: Young Adult (12–17)
Language: English

Summary

Summary

Maybelline Chen isn’t the Chinese Taiwanese American daughter her mother expects her to be. May prefers hoodies over dresses and wants to become a writer. When asked, her mom can’t come up with one specific reason for why she’s proud of her only daughter. May’s beloved brother, Danny, on the other hand, has just been admitted to Princeton. But Danny secretly struggles with depression, and when he dies by suicide, May’s world is shattered.

In the aftermath, racist accusations are hurled against May’s parents for putting too much “pressure” on him. May’s father tells her to keep her head down. Instead, May challenges these ugly stereotypes through her writing. Yet the consequences of speaking out run much deeper than anyone could foresee. Who gets to tell our stories, and who gets silenced? It’s up to May to take back the narrative.

Joanna Ho masterfully explores timely themes of mental health, racism, and classism. 

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A propulsive reminder that race-based discrimination takes a multitude of forms, all of them insidious and traumatic…Read and re-read. Then read it again.” Nic Stone, New York Times bestselling author
“A grieving teen fights Asian hate by finding her voice in this complex, timely story.” Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

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Author Bio: Joanna Ho

Author Bio: Joanna Ho

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 11.33
Audience: Young Adult (12–17)
Language: English