Inside Out & Back Again by Thanhha LaiFor all the ten years of her life, Ha 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. Ha and her family are forced to flee as Saigon falls, and they board a ship headed toward hope. In America, Ha discovers the foreign world of Alabama: the coldness of its strangers, the dullness of its food . . . and the strength of her very own family.
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Thanhha Lai. Now available wherever books are sold, in hardcover, paperback, ebook, and audiobook. 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. But now the Vietnam War has reached her home. This is a book that asks the reader to be careful, to pay attention, to sigh at the end.
Comments are welcome. Please be polite and courteous to others. Abusive comments will be deleted. Lai, Thanhha. Propes To many of my generation, the Vietnam War looms over us as a ghostly spectre. A decade after the fall of Saigon, the war itself came to life on movie screens Platoon , Full Metal Jacket , Casualties of War or on our televisions China Beach , The Wonder Years in an effort to make sense of what exactly happened in Vietnam. Veterans of the war returned to a country divided by the United States' involvement, where their service went unappreciated for years.
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