Finally Seen by Kelly Yang audiobook

Finally Seen

By Kelly Yang

Simon & Schuster Audio 9781534488335

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • Available on 02/28/2023

    ISBN: 9781797150444

  • Available on 02/28/2023

    ISBN: 9781797150444

Category: Fiction
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English

Summary

Summary

From the New York Times bestselling author of Front Desk comes a gripping middle grade novel about a young girl who leaves China to live with her parents and sister, after five years apart, and learns about sisterhood, family, and the power of community.

My sister got to grow up with my parents. Me? I grew up with postcards from my parents.

When ten-year-old Lina Gao steps off the plane in Los Angeles, it’s her first time in America and the first time seeing her parents and her little sister in five years! She’s been waiting for this moment every day while she lived with her grandmother in Beijing, getting teased by kids at school who called her “left behind girl.” Finally, her parents are ready for her to join their fabulous life in America! Except, it’s not exactly like in the postcards:

1. School’s a lot harder than she thought. When she mispronounces some words in English on the first day, she decides she simply won’t talk. Ever again.

2. Her chatty little sister has no problem with English. And seems to do everything better than Lina, including knowing exactly the way to her parents’ hearts.

3. They live in an apartment, not a house like in Mom’s letters, and they owe a lot of back rent from the pandemic. And Mom’s plan to pay it back sounds more like a hobby than a moneymaker.

As she reckons with her hurt, Lina tries to keep a lid on her feelings, both at home and at school. When her teacher starts facing challenges for her latest book selection, a book that deeply resonates with Lina, it will take all of Lina’s courage and resilience to get over her fear in order to choose a future where she’s finally seen.

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Author

Author Bio: Kelly Yang

Author Bio: Kelly Yang

Kelly Yang is the author of six books for children and young adults, including Front Desk, winner of the 2019 Asian Pacific American Award for Children’s Literature and the Parents’ Choice Gold Medal, was the 2019 Global Read Aloud, and has earned numerous other honors including being named a best book of the year by the Washington Post, NPR, Kirkus ReviewsSchool Library JournalPublishers Weekly, and Amazon.com. Learn more at KellyYang.com.

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Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Fiction
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English