Wednesday, January 11, 2012

our lives will twist

Do you know very much about the Vietnam War? 

Did you know that when the Vietnam War ended with the fall of Saigon, that over 150,000 people fled the country looking for a safe place to live? 

Many of those who fled Vietnam went to a military base in Guam where they were then assigned to live in a new country.

I was 10 when the Vietnam war ended.

The book, Inside Out and Back Again, is the story of Ha - a ten year old girl. She lives in Saigon in 1975, during the end of the war. Her family escapes on a boat to Guam and eventually they end up in Alabama.

The story is poetry... literally

This is a beautiful book about change, bullying, kindness, and wanting to belong.

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