2011 National Book Award for Young People’s Literature

Thanhha Lai was given an early Thanksgiving present last night when she was honored with the 2011 National Book Award for Young People’s Literature  for Inside Out & Back Again.  Lai, who immigrated with her family from Vietnam as a child and who spoke no English when she arrived, describes her award-winning first novel as “the floral beauty of Vietnamese with the practical, spare version of my English.”

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