Inside Out and Back Again is a #1 New York Times bestseller, a Newbery Honor Book, and a winner of the National Book Award. This coming-of-age novel told in verse offers a touching child's-eye view. Inspired by the author's childhood experience as a refugee—fleeing Vietnam after the Fall of Saigon and immigrating to Alabama.
Butterfly Yellow is the YA debut from the award-winning author of Inside Out & Back Again, Thanhha Lai. In the final days of the Việt Nam War, Hằng takes her little brother, Linh, to the airport, determined to find a way to safety in America. In a split second, Linh is ripped from her arms—and Hằng is left behind in the war-torn country.
Thanhha Lai is a writer living in upstate New York.
Her novels include Inside Out & Back Again, Listen, Slowly and most recently, Butterfly Yellow.