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Inside Out & Back Again

Lai, Thanhha (Book - 2011 )
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
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Through a series of poems, a young girl chronicles the life-changing year of 1975, when she, her mother, and her brothers leave Vietnam and resettle in Alabama.
Authors: Lai, Thanhha
Statement of Responsibility: Thanhha Lai
Title: Inside out & back again
Publisher: New York : Harper, c2011
Edition: 1st ed
Characteristics: 262 p. ; 22 cm.
Sold by: Harper
Summary: Through a series of poems, a young girl chronicles the life-changing year of 1975, when she, her mother, and her brothers leave Vietnam and resettle in Alabama.
Subject Headings: Vietnamese Americans Juvenile fiction Emigration and immigration Juvenile fiction Immigrants Juvenile fiction Novels in verse Alabama History 1951- Juvenile fiction Vietnam History 1971-1980 Juvenile fiction Vietnamese Americans Fiction Emigration and immigration Fiction Immigrants Fiction Alabama History 1951- Fiction Vietnam History 1971-1980 Fiction Novels in verse
Topical Term: Vietnamese Americans
Emigration and immigration
Immigrants
Novels in verse
Vietnamese Americans
Emigration and immigration
Immigrants
Novels in verse
Alternate Title: Inside out and back again
LCCN: 2010007855
ISBN: 0061962783
9780061962783
Branch Call Number: J FIC L
Research Call Number: JFD 12-150
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Told in verse, a Vietnamese family shapes a new life in 1975 Alabama. Hardcover edition.

When Ha and her family relocate from Vietnam to Alabama in 1975, she discovers her family's inner strength despite the challenges of a new language, culture shock, and the neighborhood bully.


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May 19, 2014
  • Red_Cobra_111 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

this book is a really good book! Like I said in the love that dog thing this book has a lot of poetry in it and that makes it nice to read because the order of the words are not striate forward. you might be thinking that poetry is boring but you are wrong! this book does not have that kind of poetry that you don't want to read. this book has the kin of poetry that tells a story, and that is a good kind of poetry to read!

Aug 25, 2012
  • ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

All told, Inside Out and Back Again has the brevity of a verse novel packed with a punch many times its size. It’s one of the lovelier books I’ve read in a long time, and can make you think about and question the entire immigrant novel genre, so long a permanent part of the American children’s literary canon. Lai drew upon much of her own life to write this book. Now I’d like to see what she’s capable of when she looks at other subjects as well. Great new author. Great new book.

Aug 03, 2011
  • 1libraryuser rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Beautifully written story about how a young girl and her family escaped the war of vietnam and started over in the U.S.

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May 20, 2014
  • Red_Cobra_111 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

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Aug 25, 2012
  • ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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Aug 25, 2012
  • ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

“No one would believe me but at times I would choose wartime in Saigon over peacetime in Alabama.” Ha has known both in her life, actually. Born in Vietnam during the war, Ha lives with her mother and three older brothers. Her father disappeared years ago on a navy mission when Ha was just one. Today the family doesn’t even know if he’s alive, but when the chance comes to flee Saigon and make a new life in America, Ha’s mother doesn’t hesitate. Once they’re settled in Alabama, Ha has a whole new set of problems ahead of her. She’s homesick, mad that she’s no longer the smartest girl in class, and tormented after school by some of the boys. Yet the solution, it seems, is not to become someone different but to take what she is already and find a way to make her new life work.

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Aug 25, 2012
  • ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

“No one would believe me but at times I would choose wartime in Saigon over peacetime in Alabama.”

Aug 25, 2012
  • ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

“On one side of the bright, noisy room, light skin. Other side, dark skin. Both laughing, chewing, as if it never occurred to them someone medium would show up.”

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