Yesterday afternoon I heard an amazing interview on NPR's All Things Considered with author Thanhha Lai, who won the National Book Award and a Newbery Honor for her first novel Inside Out and Back Again (HarperCollins, 2011).
Lai expands upon this by talking about her own "bilingual mind" and how she wanted to play with this concept in her book. Listen, Slowly sounds amazing, and I can't wait to read it. I'm placing my order for it with my local independent bookstore, A Room of One's Own, today so I can get the book as soon as it comes out.
If you missed the interview, there's a transcript online. You'll also find a link at the top of the page to the actual audio interview. I really encourage you to take the time to listen to it. It's great to hear Thanhha Lai's own voice.
Want more about this author? Check out her page at TeachingBooks.net