Inside Out and Back Again

People, Identity & Culture
Author(s):
Thanhha Lai
Age Group:
8-12
Publisher:
HarperCollins
ISBN:
978-0061962790
Year:
People, Identity & Culture

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. Inspired by the author's childhood experience of fleeing Vietnam and immigrating to Alabama, this coming-of-age debut novel is told in verse.

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