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Author: Jana Laiz Narrator: Caroline Huang McLaughlin, Zoë Laiz Publisher: Author's Republic Audio Length: Release Date: December 2019 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781518947698

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The true story of two teenage girls from different cultures whose paths intertwine, dramatically altering the course of their lives

Mei is an artist whose life has been disrupted by the Vietnam War. Her anguished parents send her away on a perilous escape during the exodus of thousands of Vietnamese refugees known as Boat People. In Mei’s words we learn of the dangers she faces caring for her two younger siblings on a sea journey fraught with hunger, thirst, and deprivation, leaving behind everything she loves to find refuge for her family.

Hannah is an angry, outcast seventeen-year-old American high school student. When she learns of the plight of the Boat People, she is moved to action. In this testament to the power of love and the spirit of volunteerism, Mei and Hannah come together in celebration of culture and language, food and friendship, and the ultimate rescue of both young women from their own despair.

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  • “A stunning achievement, a moving, heartwarming, inspiring book. I recommend it enthusiastically to readers of all ages.”

    - George Rupp, President, The International Rescue Committee

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About the Author

Jana Laiz has been writing for as long as she can remember. She is the author of the triple award-winning novel Weeping Under This Same Moon, Book of the Year Award nominee The Twelfth Stone, and Elephants of the Tsunami, written to raise money for tsunami relief.

About the Narrators

Caroline Huang McLaughlin began her career working in broadcasting and recording audiobooks for people with reading disabilities.

Zoë Laiz recently graduated from the Stella Adler Studio of Acting in New York City. She has performed with Shakespeare & Company in Lenox, Massachusetts on their main stage as well as in their touring productions. This is Zoë’s debut audiobook narration.