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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (110 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Carolyn Marsden Narrator: Amy Rubinate Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2011 ISBN: 9781611066326
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In Thailand, Oy was called by her own name, but in her first school in America, the teacher renames her Olivia. Everything else is different too. The other girls leave her out of their games, and a boy named Frankie teases her. Then Liliandra, a popular girl in the class, sees a photo of Oy in her Thai dancing dress and offers to let Oy into her club if she brings the dress to school. Oy knows that would be a betrayal of her family’s traditions, but she wants so much to belong. At home, fingering the pink silk of her dress, Oy makes a decision.

“Marsden hits the issues of this age group squarely and truthfully.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“Marsden writes with keen observation and finesse about the social dynamics of the classroom and with simplicity reveals the layers of emotion experienced by Oy.” —Booklist (starred review)

“A simple story about the painstaking effort of trying to fit in.” —School Library Journal

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Betsy | 6/5/2013

    " KIDS BOOK. Good, simple story about the struggle recent immigrant children have trying to fit in at school while still retaining their cultural traditions. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Meredith | 6/5/2013

    " A sweet story about friendship and fitting in. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jessica | 5/31/2013

    " Cute enough 3rd/4th grade book about a little Thai girl in an American school. She feels like she doesn't fit in and hopes to make friends. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Krista the Krazy Kataloguer | 12/29/2012

    " An immigrant girl from Thailand tries to fit in with her American classmates. I like this because there are few books written about the experiences of Thai immigrants. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Hannah | 8/20/2011

    " This book was good I read it in 3rd grade. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 kelly | 7/11/2011

    " Use with 3/4 graders. Good tale not only in being a new student and trying to fit in, and being so desperate that you do things you're not sure you'll do. Also message on how hard young immigrant children work to make their parents proud - or at least - not add to their worries. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ruth Ann | 3/19/2011

    " Quick, easy read for early grades. Good discussion book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cheryl/Aradanryl | 12/21/2010

    " Well written, touching story about friendship and belonging in a school with many different cultural backgrounds.

    Definitely a good addition to classroom or libraries. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Hannah | 6/3/2009

    " This book was good I read it in 3rd grade. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Betsy | 12/5/2008

    " KIDS BOOK. Good, simple story about the struggle recent immigrant children have trying to fit in at school while still retaining their cultural traditions. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 kelly | 6/17/2008

    " Use with 3/4 graders. Good tale not only in being a new student and trying to fit in, and being so desperate that you do things you're not sure you'll do. Also message on how hard young immigrant children work to make their parents proud - or at least - not add to their worries. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Krista the Krazy Kataloguer | 10/24/2007

    " An immigrant girl from Thailand tries to fit in with her American classmates. I like this because there are few books written about the experiences of Thai immigrants. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Meredith | 5/23/2007

    " A sweet story about friendship and fitting in. "

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About the Author
Author Carolyn Marsden

Carolyn Marsden is the acclaimed author of The Gold-Threaded Dress and its sequel, The Quail Club, as well as Silk Umbrellas, Moon Runner, When Heaven Fell, and Take Me with You. She lives in La Jolla, California.

About the Narrator

Amy Rubinate has narrated over 250 audiobooks and won multiple AudioFile Earphones Awards. Her books have been selected for AudioFile’s Best Romance of 2016 list; Booklist’s Top 10 Romance, Top 10 Historical Fiction, Editor’s Choice Media; and YALSA’s Amazing Audiobooks for Young Adults. She has a degree in oral interpretation of literature and won state and national awards for poetry reading. A voice actor and singer for over a decade, Amy has narrated many interactive children’s books and provided character voices for toys and video games. Amy’s work has been featured in the New York Times, the San Francisco Chronicle, AudioFile magazine, Publishers Weekly, Booklist, and Library Journal.