Books Thanhha Lai Books by Thanhha Lai Thanhha Lai has written books about: Children's Books Historical Fiction Fiction Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email NPR stories about Thanhha Lai NPR Books NPR's Book Concierge: Our Guide To 2015's Great Reads December 8, 2015 The Book Concierge is back and all new for 2015! Explore more than 260 standout titles picked by NPR staff and critics. 100 Best Books The Ultimate Backseat Bookshelf: 100 Must-Reads For Kids 9-14 August 5, 2013 More than 2,000 of you weighed in with your nominations for the best books for young readers. The Two-Way Book Award Winner's Tale Echoes Those Told By Other Vietnamese Refugees November 29, 2011 Thanhha Lai's novel for young people, Inside Out & Back Again, conveys the wonders of being rescued in 1975 during an operation led by the USS Kirk. Last year, NPR shared other tales of that operation from refugees and U.S. sailors. Jesmyn Ward, winner of the National Book Award for Fiction for her book Salvage the Bones, poses at the National Book Awards Wednesday night. Tina Fineberg/AP hide caption toggle caption Tina Fineberg/AP Opinion The Week's Best Stories From NPR Books 'Salvage The Bones' Takes Top Fiction Honors At The National Book Awards November 17, 2011 In a celebratory National Book Awards on Wall Street last night, Stephen Greenblatt took the nonfiction award for Swerve, while, in a surprise turn in fiction, Jesmyn Ward won for Salvage the Bones.