Inside Out and Back Again by Thanhha Lai in OutlooK-12 Magazine

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2013. 288 pp. ISBN: 978-0061962790 $7.99 paper. HarperCollins; Reprint edition. www.harpercollins.com.

"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 is a 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 and the strength of her very own family. 

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