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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:
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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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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by 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 by 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 by 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 by 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. "

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