Books Inside Out & Back Again by Thanhha Lai Paperback, 10 pages, Harpercollins Childrens Books, List Price: $7.99 | purchase close overlay Buy Featured Book TitleInside Out & Back AgainAuthorThanhha Lai Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How? Amazon iBooks Independent Booksellers Other editions available for purchase: Hardcover, 262 pages, Harpercollins Childrens Books, $15.99, published February 22 2011 | purchase close overlay Buy Featured Book TitleInside Out & Back AgainAuthorThanhha Lai Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How? Amazon Independent Booksellers Book Summary The story of Ha, a young girl living during the end of the Vietnam War, is told in a series of understated poems. Ha chronicles the life-changing year of 1975, when she, her mother, and her brothers leave Vietnam and resettle in Alabama. Genres: Children's Books Historical Fiction Fiction Awards and Recognition National Book Award (2011) Also by Thanhha Lai Listen, Slowly Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email NPR stories about Inside Out & Back Again 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 Pop Culture Happy Hour '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.