California girl born and raised, Mai can't wait to spend her vacation at the beach. Instead, though, she has to travel to Vietnam with her grandmother, who is going back to find out what really happened to her husband during the Vietnam War. Mai's parents think this trip will be a great opportunity for their out-of-touch daughter to learn more about her culture. But to Mai, those are their roots, not her own.
Vietnam -- Juvenile fiction.
Vietnamese American children -- California -- Fiction.
Vietnamese American children -- California -- Juvenile fiction.
Vietnamese Americans -- Race identity -- Fiction.
Vietnamese Americans -- Race identity -- Juvenile fiction.