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Inside out & back again

Author: Thanhha Lai
Publisher: New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, 2017. ©2011
Edition/Format:   Print book : Elementary and junior high school : Fiction : English : Harper Classic editionView all editions and formats
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"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 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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Novels in verse
Fiction
History
Juvenile works
Juvenile fiction
Material Type: Elementary and junior high school, Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Thanhha Lai
ISBN: 0062574027 9780062574022
OCLC Number: 968552069
Notes: Includes bonus materials: author's note, an interview with the author, an activity, writing tips, and discussion questions.
Awards: Newbery Honor Book
Description: 260, 18 pages ; 21 cm
Other Titles: Inside out and back again
Responsibility: Thanhhà Lại.

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"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 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." -- Amazon.com.

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From Vietnam to America

by AnchorageSchools (WorldCat user published 2018-03-30) Excellent Permalink

This wonderful novel-in-verse tells the story of Ha, who emigrates to America after the Vietnam was makes it way to their village.  Through Ha's experiences, we get a different perspective on American culture including customs and foods.  The author's description of fried chicken is a great...
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