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, H#65533; 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. H#65533; and her family are forced to flee as Saigon falls, and they board a ship headed toward hope. In America, H#65533; 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 H#65533;'s story.

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full_title inside out back again
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subject_facet Alabama -- Fiction -- Juvenile sound recordings, Alabama -- History -- 1951- -- Fiction, Alabama -- History -- 1951- -- Juvenile fiction, Alabama -- Juvenile fiction, Audiobooks, Authors' presentation inscription (Provenance) -- Lai -- 2011, Biographical fiction, Biographical fiction -- Juvenile, Bullying -- Juvenile fiction, Children's audiobooks, Compact discs, Downloadable audio books, Dust jackets (Bindings) -- 2011, Electronic books, Emigration and immigration -- Fiction, Emigration and immigration -- Fiction -- Juvenile sound recordings, Emigration and immigration -- Juvenile fiction, Fiction, Historical fiction, Historical fiction -- Juvenile, History, Immigrants -- Fiction, Immigrants -- Fiction -- Juvenile sound recordings, Immigrants -- Juvenile fiction, Interviews, Juvenile Fiction, Lai, Thanhha -- Interviews, Newbery Medal: Honor book -- 2012, Novels in verse, Novels in verse -- Fiction -- Juvenile sound recordings, Novels in verse -- Juvenile, Novels in verse -- Juvenile fiction, Novels in verse -- Juvenile literature, Prejudices -- Juvenile fiction, Refugees -- Alabama -- Juvenile fiction, Refugees -- Juvenile fiction, Sound recordings, Vietnam -- History -- 1945-1975 -- Juvenile fiction, Vietnam -- History -- 1971-1980 -- Fiction, Vietnam -- History -- 1971-1980 -- Juvenile fiction, Vietnam -- History -- Fiction -- Juvenile sound recordings, Vietnam -- History -- Juvenile fiction, Vietnamese Americans -- Fiction, Vietnamese Americans -- Fiction -- Juvenile sound recordings, Vietnamese Americans -- Juvenile fiction
title_display Inside out & back again
title_full Inside Out & Back Again, Inside out & back again / Thanhha Lai, Inside out & back again [electronic resource] / Thanhha Lai, Inside out & back again [electronic resource]. Thanhha Lai, Inside out & back again [sound recording] / Thanhha Lai
title_short Inside out & back again
topic_facet Bullying, Emigration and immigration, History, Immigrants, Juvenile Fiction, Lai, Lai, Thanhha, Novels in verse, Prejudices, Refugees, Vietnamese Americans