Hang doesn't believe in adventures.
There are steps that must be done, and once done, another step awaits. The last step, after six years of minute planning by her grandmother, is a bus ride away. In
A-ma-ri-lo her baby brother has to be waiting. In her imaginings, he is always waiting.
National Book Award and Newbery Honor-winning author Thanhh L?i makes her young adult debut in this deeply moving story of courage, redemption, friendship, family and new beginnings.
Thanhha Lai is the number one New York Times bestselling author of Inside Out & Back Again, her debut novel in verse, which won both a National Book Award and a Newbery Honor, and the acclaimed Listen, Slowly, which was named to numerous best book of the year lists. She was born in Viet Nam and now lives in New York with her family. To learn more about Thanhha and her charity, Viet Kids Inc., visit