Inside Out and Back Again

Inside Out and Back Again Author Thanhha Lai
ISBN-10 0061962791
ISBN-13 9780061962790
Year 2013-01-02
Pages 288
Language English
Publisher HarperCollins
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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 author s childhood experience as a refugeefleeing Vietnam after the Fall of Saigon and immigrating to Alabamathis coming of age debut novel told in verse has been celebrated for its touching child s eye 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 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 H 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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