NEWS: Verse novel wins U.S. National Book Award for Young People’s Literature

Congratulations to Thanhha Lai for winning the 2011 National Book Award for Young People’s Literature! Inside Out & Back Again, published by Harper, is a novel in verse about 10-year-old Ha, whose young life is changed when the Vietnam War comes to her home of Saigon. Her family flees when Saigon falls and starts a new life in Alabama.

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