In The Girl Who Spelled Freedom, Linn Yang overcomes a great challenge. Linn Yang is a little girl who has come from Cambodia with her family of 7 (including Linn). The Thrash’s decide to take in and care for this family of 7. Even though no one in the Yang family speaks English, Linn and her siblings go to elementary school. After 4 years, Linn is able to speak English so fluently; she competes in a county spelling bee…and wins! In the end, Linn and her family get settled in their new home, and are so grateful for the Thrash family.