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Inside out & Back Again

By Thanhha Lai

Inside Out and Back Again is a New York Times bestseller, a Newbery Honor Book, and a winner of the National Book Award! Inspired by the author's childhood experience of 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.

For all the ten years of her life, Hà has only 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. In America, Hà discovers the foreign world of Alabama: the coldness of its strangers, the dullness of its food . . . and the strength of her very own family.

This moving story of one girl's year of change, dreams, grief, and healing received four starred reviews, including one from Kirkus which proclaimed it "enlightening, poignant, and unexpectedly funny." An author's note explains how and why Thanhha Lai translated her personal experiences into Hà's story.

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0061962783


Format: Book
Author: Lai, Thanhha
Summary: Through a series of poems, a young girl chronicles the life-changing year of 1975, when she, her mother, and her brothers leave Vietnam and resettle in Alabama.
Title: Inside out & back again / Thanhha Lai.
Publisher Date: New York : Harper, c2011.
Subject: Novels in verse -- Juvenile fiction. Vietnamese Americans -- Juvenile fiction. Emigration and immigration -- Juvenile fiction. Immigrants -- Juvenile fiction. Vietnam -- History -- 1971-1980 -- Juvenile fiction. Alabama -- History -- 1951- -- Juvenile fiction.
Isbn: 0061962783 9780061962783
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 13
System Items Total: 18
Call Number: C Lai
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Bib Id: 361136

Format: Book
Author: Lai, Thanhha
Summary: Through a series of poems, a young girl chronicles the life-changing year of 1975, when she, her mother, and her brothers leave Vietnam and resettle in Alabama.
Title: Inside out & back again / Thanhha Lai.
Edition: 1st ed.
Publisher, Date: New York : Harper, c2011.
Description: 262 p. ; 22 cm.
Subjects: Novels in verse -- Juvenile fiction.
Subjects: Vietnamese Americans -- Juvenile fiction.
Subjects: Emigration and immigration -- Juvenile fiction.
Subjects: Immigrants -- Juvenile fiction.
Subjects: Vietnam -- History -- 1971-1980 -- Juvenile fiction.
Subjects: Alabama -- History -- 1951- -- Juvenile fiction.
LCCN: 2010007855
ISBN: 0061962783
ISBN: 9780061962783
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 13
Total Copies: 18
Call Number: C Lai