Thanhha Lai’s 2011 National Book Award-winning young adult novel Inside Out and Back Again is the story of Ha, an adolescent Vietnamese girl who lives in Saigon during the Vietnam War. When the North Vietnamese army captures Saigon in...
book is remarkable in the way that it charts the growth of Shin, from a child
born to prisoners, to a young, angry student, to a skillful survivor, to a
disaffected adult, and, finally, to an activist.