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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.

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.

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. This paperback edition also includes an interview with the author, an activity you can do with your family, tips on writing poetry, and discussion questions.

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For all the ten years of her life, Ha has only known Saigon: the thrills of its markets, the joy of its traditions, the warmth of her friends close by, and the beauty of her very own papaya tree. But now the Vietnam War has reached her home. Ha and her family are forced to flee as Saigon falls, and they board a ship headed toward hope.

This is the moving story of one girl's year of change, dreams, grief, and healing as she journeys from one country to another, one life to the next.

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Thanhha Lai was born in Vietnam and moved to Alabama at the end of the war. She lives in Kansas with her family.

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The Family that Reads, November 26, 2013 (view all comments by The Family that Reads)
Painting Pixie, age 8, writes: This beautifully told story about a Vietnamese girl gives you the heartbreak of leaving your beloved country. She survives the beginning of the Vietnam war. She escapes on a boat and later settles in the countryside of Alabama. You read this story and you believe that you're the luckiest person alive to escape a war. The author tells her story in poems. Each poem is like a picture.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780061962790
Author:
Lai, Thanhha
Publisher:
HarperCollins
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
Children s-General
Subject:
Children's poetry
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction
Edition Description:
Paperback
Publication Date:
20130102
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 3 up to 7
Language:
English
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
7.625 x 5.125 in 10.4 oz
Age Level:
from 8 up to 12

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Product details 288 pages HarperCollins - English 9780061962790 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , For all the ten years of her life, Ha has only known Saigon: the thrills of its markets, the joy of its traditions, the warmth of her friends close by, and the beauty of her very own papaya tree. But now the Vietnam War has reached her home. Ha and her family are forced to flee as Saigon falls, and they board a ship headed toward hope.

This is the moving story of one girl's year of change, dreams, grief, and healing as she journeys from one country to another, one life to the next.

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