Inside Out & Back Again
By Jessica Le
Inside Out and Back Again is the story of the life of Hà, a ten-year-old girl who flees to America with her mother and brothers. They are escaping the Vietnam War and building safer lives for themselves. Written in short poems, it is an honest perspective of Hà as she leaves behind the only home she's ever had and travels by boat to America. She may have left the physical difficulties behind, but plenty of emotional tragedies await her. At the end of the year, they are all holding onto hope that life will keep getting better.
''I can't make my brothers go live somewhere else, but I can hide their sandals."
''Father watches over us even if he isn't here."
"One cannot justify war. Unless each side flaunts its own. Blind conviction."
''A siren screams over Miss Xinh's voice School's now closed;Everyone must go home a month too soon.
Age Range- 7-11
Publisher- HarperCollins Children's Books