Inside out & 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 author's childhood experience as a refugee--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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9780061962783
9781464020889
9780061962790
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9780545447850
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Level 4.8, 2 Points
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subject_facet Alabama -- Fiction
Alabama -- History -- 1951-
Alabama -- History -- 1951- -- Fiction
Alabama -- History -- Fiction
Alabama -- Juvenile fiction
Bullies -- Fiction
Children's audiobooks
Emigration and immigration
Emigration and immigration -- Fiction
Emigration and immigration -- Juvenile fiction
Historical fiction
Immigrants
Immigrants -- Fiction
Immigrants -- Juvenile fiction
Newbery Honor book -- 2012
Novels in verse
Novels in verse -- Juvenile fiction
Prejudices -- Fiction
Refugees -- Fiction
Vietnam -- History -- 20th century
Vietnam -- History -- Fiction
Vietnam -- History -- Juvenile fiction
Vietnam -- History. -- Fiction
Vietnamese Americans
Vietnamese Americans -- Fiction
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Vietnamese Americans. -- Fiction
title_display Inside out & back again
title_full Inside out & back again / Thanhha Lai
Inside out & back again / Thanhhà Lại
Inside out & back again [sound recording] / Thanhha Lai
title_short Inside out & back again
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History
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Newbery Honor book
Novels in verse
Prejudices
Refugees
Vietnamese Americans