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Inside Out and Back Again (2011)

by Thanhhà Lại

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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.
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Very moving. A lovely story that holds on to you. ( )
  Aidan767 | Feb 1, 2024 |
- Age: End of intermediate to middle school

- About a girl and her family who moved from Vietnam during the Vietnam war. Her story about how she ended up in Alabama and what it was like to start school in the U.S and learn english.

- I would use it in my classroom as it is about a different culture and experiences to help us gain perspective. It is written in free verse poetry which made it an easy read.
  sabmcd | Jan 31, 2024 |
Book for early middle school 5-6th. Great book to start introducing chapter books. Slightly worried, may be triggering for some kids, with having to leave home and not knowing where their dad is. Good book to read together as a class.
  Brianna.phelps | Jan 31, 2024 |
I think this book is for the intermediate to middle school level students. The book is about a little girl names Ha fleeing Vietnam with her family during the war and learning how to adjust to her new life in America. It is a struggle for them because people judge her and her family and she is also trying to learn English.
  Kschweppe | Jan 31, 2024 |
I really enjoyed this book. Follow the narration of a young girl living through hardship with her family during a war in Vietnam. I think this would be a great read along or book to introduce was new chapter book reader (intermediate). Great way to read about another perspective and culture then ours. Small amount of text on each page which is great.
  kthomas22 | Jan 30, 2024 |
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To the millions of refugees in the world, may you each find a home
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1975: Year of the Cat
Today is Tet,
the first day
of the lunar calendar.
Every Tet
we eat sugary lotus seeds
and glutinous rice cakes.
We wear all new clothes,
even underneath.
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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.

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