The Silence That Binds Us by Joanna Ho

HarperTeen

9780063059344

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The Silence That Binds Us

The first YA novel by bestselling children’s author Joanna Ho is a moving portrait of a family who find their way through tragedy to hopefulness and healing.

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Review of ‘The Silence That Binds Us’

Everything changed the night Danny Chen died. The Silence That Binds Us follows Danny's parents and sister, May, in the aftermath of Danny's death by suicide.

May and Danny's Taiwanese American parents raised their children to be xiàoshùn: "obedient, respectful, caring, and every other desirable quality rolled into one intimidating word." In the wake of…

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