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Butterfly Yellow

Thanhha Lai

Lai’s YA debut masterfully creates grace, beauty, and humor as she tells the story of a determined Vietnamese refugee. After the fall of Saigon, Hang took her little brother Linh to the airport hoping they could find safety in America. But in a split second he's ripped from her arms, leaving Hang behind in the war-torn country. Six years later, still wracked with guilt, she makes the perilous journey to Texas to try and locate Linh. Armed only with an address she catches a ride to Amarillo with LeeRoy, an aspiring cowboy. When Hang finally locates her brother, she’s crushed to learn that he no longer remembers her or their family.