What About Thao?

Written by Oliver Phommavanh
Published by Penguin Random House Australia

A funny and heartfelt novel for 10+ about a city kid in a small country town who’s enjoying being the new kid at his tiny two-teacher school – until Kadir arrives and things get interesting! In his signature style, Oliver creates a fabulously diverse and heartfelt duo in Thao and Kadir and their sometimes hilarious and sometimes heart-wrenching dilemmas of culture and belonging in a remote rural community. Throw in some slam poetry and it might just end in a lifelong friendship and a whole lot more understanding.


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Publication Date: December 2022
Available As: Paperback, Audiobook
Young Adult, Age 10 or older

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Setting: Australia

Character's Place in the Immigration Journey: Unknown Arrival

Book Creator(s) Connection to the Community Represented: Own Voices/Lived Experience

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