Tween Book Club - Inside Out & Back Again

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Book Clubs

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Kids, Teens
Registration for this event will close on April 22, 2024 @ 5:00pm.
There are 4 seats remaining.

Program Description

About this event:

Readers ages 10-14 are welcome to join our Tween Book Club! 

For April we will read Inside Out and Back Again by Thanhha Lai.

Registration is required as space is limited. Register online and receive a free copy of the book (we'll send you an email when the books are ready for pick up!). Book Club will meet in person in TCPL's Thaler/Howell room.

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.

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.

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 Thanhhà Lại translated her personal experiences into Hà's story. This paperback edition also includes an interview with the author, an activity you can do with your family, tips on writing poetry, and discussion questions.

From the publisher



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