Inside Out and Back Again

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By Thanhha Lai
Publisher HarperCollins
Inside Out and Back Again
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Inside Out and Back Again is a #1 New York Times bestseller, a Newbery Honor Book, and a winner of the National Book Award! Inspired by the authors childhood experience as a refugeefleeing Vietnam after the Fall of Saigon and immigrating to Alabamathis comingofage debut novel told in verse has been celebrated for its touching childseye view of family and immigration.H 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. H and her family are forced to flee as Saigon falls, and they board a ship headed toward hopetoward America. This moving story of one girls year of change, dreams, grief, and healing received four starred reviews, including one from Kirkus which proclaimed it enlightening, poignant, and unexpectedly funny. An authors note explains how and why Thanhha Lai translated her personal experiences into Hs 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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14036 words14,036 words
288 pages288 pages
Lexile 800LLexile 800L
Grade 3 to 8Grade 3 to 8
Age 8-13Age 8-13
Published 2013Published 2013

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Book ISBN:

0061962791

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