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Inside out & back again

by Lai, Thanhha,

Format: Print Book 2017
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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Location Collection Call #
Oakmont Carnegie Library Juvenile Fiction J LAI
Location  Oakmont Carnegie Library
Collection  Juvenile Fiction
Call Number  J LAI

Winner of the National Book Award, a Newbery Honor, and a #1 New York Times bestseller!

Inspired by the author's childhood experience as a refugee--fleeing Vietnam after the Fall of Saigon and immigrating to Alabama--this coming-of-age debut novel told in verse has been celebrated for its touching child's-eye view of family and immigration. This middle grade novel is an excellent choice for tween readers in grades 5 to 6, especially during homeschooling. It's a fun way to keep your child entertained and engaged while not in the classroom.

This Harper Classic edition includes an author's note explaining how and why Thanhha Lai translated her personal experiences into this book, an interview with the author, an activity you can do with your family, tips on writing poetry, and discussion questions.

Hà has only ever known Saigon: the thrills of its markets, the joy of its traditions, and the warmth of her friends close by. But now the Vietnam War has reached her home. Hà and her family are forced to flee as Saigon falls, and they board a ship headed toward hope--toward America.

Inside Out and Back Again is the moving story of one girl's year of change, dreams, grief, and healing. This book was named to multiple state lists, received four starred reviews, and was hailed as a best book of the year by Publishers Weekly, Kirkus, School Library Journal, and the Chicago Public Library.

Additional Information
Subjects Vietnamese Americans -- Juvenile fiction.
Emigration and immigration -- Juvenile fiction.
Immigrants -- Juvenile fiction.
Vietnamese Americans -- Fiction.
Emigration and immigration -- Fiction.
Immigrants -- Fiction.
Vietnam -- History -- 20th century -- Juvenile fiction.
Alabama -- History -- 1951- -- Juvenile fiction.
Vietnam -- History -- Fiction.
Alabama -- History -- Fiction.
Novels in verse.
Publisher New York, NY :2017
Edition Harper Classic edition.
Language English
Notes Includes bonus materials: author's note, an interview with the author, an activity, writing tips, and discussion questions.
Awards Newbery Honor Book
Description 260, 18 pages ; 21 cm
ISBN 0062574027
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