Inside Out Back Again

Inside Out   Back Again
Author: Thanhha Lai
Publsiher: Univ. of Queensland Press
Total Pages: 276
Release: 2013-03
ISBN 10: 0702251178
ISBN 13: 9780702251177
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Inside Out Back Again Book Review:

Through a series of poems, a young girl chronicles the life-changing year of 1975, when she, her mother, and her brothers leave Vietnam and resettle in Alabama.

Inside Out and Back Again

Inside Out and Back Again
Author: Thanhhà Lai
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2011-02-22
ISBN 10: 0062069721
ISBN 13: 9780062069726
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Inside Out and Back Again Book Review:

Inside Out and Back Again is a #1 New York Times bestseller, a Newbery Honor Book, and a winner of the National Book Award! Inspired by the author's childhood experience as a refugee—fleeing Vietnam after the Fall of Saigon and immigrating to Alabama—this coming-of-age debut novel told in verse has been celebrated for its touching child's-eye view of family and immigration. Hà has only ever known Saigon: the thrills of its markets, the joy of its traditions, and the warmth of her friends close by. But now the Vietnam War has reached her home. Hà and her family are forced to flee as Saigon falls, and they board a ship headed toward hope—toward America. This moving story of one girl's year of change, dreams, grief, and healing received four starred reviews, including one from Kirkus which proclaimed it "enlightening, poignant, and unexpectedly funny." An author's note explains how and why Thanhha Lai translated her personal experiences into Hà's story. This updated digital edition also includes an interview with the author, an activity you can do with your family, tips on writing poetry, and discussion questions.

Inside Out Back Again

Inside Out   Back Again
Author: Thanhha Lai
Publsiher: University of Queensland Press(Australia)
Total Pages: 276
Release: 2013-03
ISBN 10: 070225116X
ISBN 13: 9780702251160
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Inside Out Back Again Book Review:

Through a series of poems, a young girl chronicles the life-changing year of 1975, when she, her mother, and her brothers leave Vietnam and resettle in Alabama.

Listen Slowly

Listen  Slowly
Author: Thanhhà Lai
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2015-02-17
ISBN 10: 0062229206
ISBN 13: 9780062229205
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Listen Slowly Book Review:

This remarkable and bestselling novel from Thanhha Lai, author of the National Book Award–winning and Newbery Honor Book Inside Out & Back Again, follows a young girl as she learns the true meaning of family. Listen, Slowly is a New York Times Book Review Notable Book and a Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year! A California girl born and raised, Mai can’t wait to spend her vacation at the beach. Instead, she has to travel to Vietnam with her grandmother, who is going back to find out what really happened to her husband during the Vietnam War. Mai’s parents think this trip will be a great opportunity for their out-of-touch daughter to learn more about her culture. But to Mai, those are their roots, not her own. Vietnam is hot, smelly, and the last place she wants to be. Besides barely speaking the language, she doesn’t know the geography, the local customs, or even her distant relatives. To survive her trip, Mai must find a balance between her two completely different worlds. Perfect for fans of Rita Williams-Garcia and Linda Sue Park, Listen, Slowly is an irresistibly charming and emotionally poignant tale about a girl who discovers that home and culture, family and friends, can all mean different things.

Forget Me Not

Forget Me Not
Author: Ellie Terry
Publsiher: Feiwel & Friends
Total Pages: 250
Release: 2017-03-14
ISBN 10: 1250096286
ISBN 13: 9781250096289
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Forget Me Not Book Review:

Astronomy-loving Calliope June has Tourette syndrome, so she sometimes makes faces or noises that she doesn't mean to make. When she and her mother move yet again, she tries to hide her TS. But it isn't long before the kids at her new school realize she's different. Only Calliope's neighbor, who is also the popular student body president, sees her as she truly is--an interesting person and a good friend. But is he brave enough to take their friendship public? As Calliope navigates school, she must also face her mother's new relationship and the fact that they might be moving--again--just as she starts to make friends and finally accept her differences. Ellie Terry's affecting debut will speak to a wide audience about being true to oneself.

Butterfly Yellow

Butterfly Yellow
Author: Thanhhà Lai
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2019-09-03
ISBN 10: 0062229230
ISBN 13: 9780062229236
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Butterfly Yellow Book Review:

Winner of the Scott O’Dell Award for Historical Fiction! Perfect for fans of Elizabeth Acevedo, Ibi Zoboi, and Erika L. Sánchez, this gorgeously written and deeply moving novel is the YA debut from the award-winning author of Inside Out & Back Again. 4 starred reviews! 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. Six years later, Hằng has made the brutal journey from Việt Nam and is now in Texas as a refugee. She doesn’t know how she will find the little brother who was taken from her until she meets LeeRoy, a city boy with big rodeo dreams, who decides to help her. Hằng is overjoyed when she reunites with Linh. But when she realizes he doesn’t remember her, their family, or Việt Nam, her heart is crushed. Though the distance between them feels greater than ever, Hằng has come so far that she will do anything to bridge the gap.

The Underneath

The Underneath
Author: Kathi Appelt
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2012-07-24
ISBN 10: 1416998586
ISBN 13: 9781416998587
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Underneath Book Review:

There is nothing lonelier than a cat who has been loved, at least for a while, and then abandoned on the side of the road. A calico cat, about to have kittens, hears the lonely howl of a chained-up hound deep in the backwaters of the bayou. She dares to find him in the forest, and the hound dares to befriend this cat, this feline, this creature he is supposed to hate. They are an unlikely pair, about to become an unlikely family. Ranger urges the cat to hide underneath the porch, to raise her kittens there because Gar-Face, the man living inside the house, will surely use them as alligator bait should he find them. But they are safe in the Underneath...as long as they stay in the Underneath. Kittens, however, are notoriously curious creatures. And one kitten’s one moment of curiosity sets off a chain of events that is astonishing, remarkable, and enormous in its meaning. For everyone who loves Sounder, Shiloh, and The Yearling, for everyone who loves the haunting beauty of writers such as Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, Flannery O’Connor, and Carson McCullers, Kathi Appelt spins a harrowing yet keenly sweet tale about the power of love—and its opposite, hate—the fragility of happiness and the importance of making good on your promises.

Bamboo People

Bamboo People
Author: Mitali Perkins
Publsiher: Charlesbridge
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2012-07-01
ISBN 10: 1607342278
ISBN 13: 9781607342274
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bamboo People Book Review:

Two Burmese boys, one a Karenni refugee and the other the son of an imprisoned Burmese doctor, meet in the jungle and in order to survive they must learn to trust each other.

The Girl Who Looked Beyond The Stars

The Girl Who Looked Beyond The Stars
Author: L B Anne
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 180
Release: 2019-10-28
ISBN 10: 9781700075727
ISBN 13: 1700075721
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Girl Who Looked Beyond The Stars Book Review:

"This story is a captivating blend of science fiction, fantasy, and mystery. For 11-13-year-old readers that enjoy books such as A Wrinkle In Time.""What am I?"Sheena Meyer is the girl that brings an extra sandwich to school each day just in case someone doesn't have lunch. She's also the girl that questions and investigates everything, driving her parents and teachers nuts. She spends most days waiting for some grand event to happen and change her life. But this isn't what she had in mind. The Murk is coming for her because of a gift she doesn't know she has.Nine years ago an angel appeared in front of select kids all over the world. In Michigan, it appeared in a willow tree in front of a four-year-old little girl. She's the only child that saw it, the one with the gift. Sheena is now thirteen and has since forgotten what she saw. But things change when her father is in a terrible accident, and she witnesses a supernatural being save him."I saw what you did. Come back!" An elderly man, the arrival of a peculiar new kid at school, and mysterious text messages will change everything Sheena has ever believed in, sweeping her out of a humdrum, teenage existence, and setting in motion what one little girl's destiny can mean to the world.

Little Green

Little Green
Author: Chun Yu
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2015-04-07
ISBN 10: 1442460318
ISBN 13: 9781442460317
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Little Green Book Review:

In China in 1966, Chun Yu was born as the Great Cultural Revolution began under Chairman Mao. Here, she recalls her childhood as a witness to a country in turmoil and struggle--the only life she knew.

Outside

Outside
Author: Ragnar Jonasson
Publsiher: Minotaur Books
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2022-06-28
ISBN 10: 1250833469
ISBN 13: 9781250833464
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Outside Book Review:

With three million copies of his books sold worldwide, "world-class crime writer"(The Sunday Times, UK) Ragnar Jónasson brings us a chilling new standalone thriller with Outside. Four friends. One night. Not everyone will come out alive . . . When a deadly snowstorm strikes the Icelandic highlands, four friends seek shelter in a small, abandoned hunting lodge. It is in the middle of nowhere and there's no way of communicating with the outside world. They are isolated, but they are not alone . . . As the night darkens, and fears intensify, an old tragedy gradually surfaces - one that forever changed the course of their friendship. Those dark memories could hold the key to the mystery the friends now find themselves in. And whether they will survive until morning . . .

Wish

Wish
Author: Barbara O'Connor
Publsiher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2016-08-30
ISBN 10: 0374302758
ISBN 13: 9780374302757
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Wish Book Review:

Eleven-year-old Charlie Reese has been making the same secret wish every day since fourth grade. She even has a list of all the ways there are to make the wish, such as cutting off the pointed end of a slice of pie and wishing on it as she takes the last bite. But when she is sent to the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina to live with family she barely knows, it seems unlikely that her wish will ever come true. That is until she meets Wishbone, a skinny stray dog who captures her heart, and Howard, a neighbor boy who proves surprising in lots of ways. Suddenly Charlie is in serious danger of discovering that what she thought she wanted may not be what she needs at all. From award-winning author Barbara O'Connor comes a middle-grade novel about a girl who, with the help of a true-blue friend, a big-hearted aunt and uncle, and the dog of her dreams, unexpectedly learns the true meaning of family in the least likely of places. This title has Common Core connections.

Women Making Waves

Women Making Waves
Author: Lara Einzig
Publsiher: Ten Speed Press
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2022-06-28
ISBN 10: 1984859803
ISBN 13: 9781984859808
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Women Making Waves Book Review:

A visually stunning journey across the world’s oceans, featuring soulful surfers living with purpose “The women in this book are my sea sisters and I believe that by sharing these remarkable stories, we inspire other women to make wiser and more empowered choices in their own lives.”—Kassia Meador, former pro-longboarder and founder of Kassia+Surf Women Making Waves is a celebration of the sisterhood of surfing, featuring extraordinary women from the United States, Philippines, Mexico, Australia, Senegal, Japan, France, and beyond. Author Lara Einzig profiles more than two dozen inspiring female surfers from around the globe—from activists to artists—who are breaking new ground on land and finding healing, joy, and community in the water. There is Maya Gabeira, a Brazilian woman who surfed the biggest wave of anyone in 2020; Bonnie Wright, the British actress, activist, and author; Risa Mara Machuca, who runs a free surfing camp in Mexico for local children; and Zara Noruzi, an Iranian exile who found peace on the water in Australia. Through candid interviews on the transformational power of surfing, and with immersive photography of beautiful beaches, surf shacks, and favorite breaks, Einzig captures the life-altering strength and resilience that these women discover in their connection to the waves. Women Making Waves captures the innate, spiritual essence of our connection to the ocean, inviting us all to paddle out.

Tilt

Tilt
Author: Ellen Hopkins
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 608
Release: 2012-09-11
ISBN 10: 1442423595
ISBN 13: 9781442423596
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tilt Book Review:

Love—good and bad—forces three teens’ worlds to tilt in a riveting standalone novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author Ellen Hopkins. Three teens, three stories—all interconnected through their parents’ family relationships. As the adults pull away, caught up in their own dilemmas, the worlds of the teens begin to tilt. Mikayla, almost eighteen, is over-the-top in love with Dylan, who loves her back jealously. But what happens to that love when Mikayla gets pregnant the summer before their senior year and decides to keep the baby? Shane turns sixteen that same summer and falls hard in love with his first boyfriend, Alex, who happens to be HIV positive. Shane has lived for four years with his little sister’s impending death. Can he accept Alex’s love, knowing his life, too, will be shortened? Harley is fourteen—a good girl searching for new experiences, especially love from an older boy. She never expects to hurdle toward self-destructive extremes in order to define who she is and who she wants to be. Love, in all its forms, has crucial consequences in this wrenching story from Ellen Hopkins.

Vampires Never Get Old

Vampires Never Get Old
Author: Zoraida Córdova,Natalie C. Parker
Publsiher: Imprint
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2020-09-22
ISBN 10: 1250230004
ISBN 13: 9781250230003
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Vampires Never Get Old Book Review:

"Boundary-pushing... Stories that stake a new claim on old tropes." —Publishers Weekly, starred review Eleven fresh vampire stories from young adult fiction’s leading voices in this bestselling anthology! In this delicious new collection, you’ll find stories about lurking vampires of social media, rebellious vampires hungry for more than just blood, eager vampires coming out—and going out for their first kill—and other bold, breathtaking, dangerous, dreamy, eerie, iconic, powerful creatures of the night. Welcome to the evolution of the vampire—and a revolution on the page. Vampires Never Get Old includes stories by authors both bestselling and acclaimed, including Samira Ahmed, Dhonielle Clayton, Zoraida Córdova and Natalie C. Parker, Tessa Gratton, Heidi Heilig, Julie Murphy, Mark Oshiro, Rebecca Roanhorse, Laura Ruby, Victoria “V. E.” Schwab, and Kayla Whaley. An Imprint Book "Vampire fans, sink your teeth into this satisfying collection." —Kirkus Reviews

Orientalism

Orientalism
Author: Edward W. Said
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2014-10-01
ISBN 10: 0804153868
ISBN 13: 9780804153867
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Orientalism Book Review:

More than three decades after its first publication, Edward Said's groundbreaking critique of the West's historical, cultural, and political perceptions of the East has become a modern classic. In this wide-ranging, intellectually vigorous study, Said traces the origins of "orientalism" to the centuries-long period during which Europe dominated the Middle and Near East and, from its position of power, defined "the orient" simply as "other than" the occident. This entrenched view continues to dominate western ideas and, because it does not allow the East to represent itself, prevents true understanding. Essential, and still eye-opening, Orientalism remains one of the most important books written about our divided world.

Boy Bites Bug

Boy Bites Bug
Author: Rebecca Petruck
Publsiher: Abrams
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2018-05-08
ISBN 10: 1683352475
ISBN 13: 9781683352471
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Boy Bites Bug Book Review:

Will didn’t plan to eat a stinkbug. But when his friend Darryl called new kid Eloy Herrera a racial slur, Will did it as a diversion. Now Will is Bug Boy, and everyone is cracking up inventing insect meals for him, like French flies and maggot-aroni and fleas. Turns out eating bugs for food is a real thing, called entomophagy. Deciding that means he can use a class project to feed everyone grasshoppers, Will bargains for Eloy’s help in exchange for helping him with wrestling, but their growing friendship only ticks off Darryl more. Will may have bitten off more than he can chew as crickets, earthworm jerky—even a scorpion—end up on his plate, but insects are the least of his problems. When things with Darryl and Eloy heat up, Will wrestles with questions of loyalty, honor—and that maybe not all friendships are worth fighting for.

From the Inside Out

From the Inside Out
Author: Jill Lindsey Harrison
Publsiher: MIT Press
Total Pages: 328
Release: 2019-10-29
ISBN 10: 0262537745
ISBN 13: 9780262537742
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

From the Inside Out Book Review:

An examination of why government agencies allow environmental injustices to persist. Many state and federal environmental agencies have put in place programs, policies, and practices to redress environmental injustices, and yet these efforts fall short of meeting the principles that environmental justice activists have fought for. In From the Inside Out, Jill Lindsey Harrison offers an account of the bureaucratic culture that hinders regulatory agencies' attempts to reduce environmental injustices. It is now widely accepted that America's poorest communities, communities of color, and Native American communities suffer disproportionate harm from environmental hazards, with higher exposure to pollution and higher incidence of lead poisoning, cancer, asthma, and other diseases linked to environmental ills. And yet, Harrison reports, some regulatory staff view these problems as beyond their agencies' area of concern, requiring too many resources, or see neutrality as demanding “color-blind” administration. Drawing on more than 160 interviews (with interviewees including 89 current or former agency staff members and more than 50 environmental justice activists and others who interact with regulatory agencies) and more than 50 hours of participant observation of agency meetings (both open- and closed-door), Harrison offers a unique account of how bureaucrats resist, undermine, and disparage environmental justice reform—and how environmental justice reformers within the agencies fight back by trying to change regulatory practice and culture from the inside out. Harrison argues that equity, not just aggregated overall improvement, should be a metric for evaluating environmental regulation.

Upside Down Inside Out and Backwards Or Downside Up Outside in and Frontwards

Upside Down  Inside Out and Backwards  Or  Downside Up  Outside in and Frontwards
Author: Duane Michals
Publsiher: Fotofolio Incorporated
Total Pages: 79
Release: 1993
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UOM:39015047097855
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Upside Down Inside Out and Backwards Or Downside Up Outside in and Frontwards Book Review:

Beyond the Bright Sea

Beyond the Bright Sea
Author: Lauren Wolk
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2017-05-02
ISBN 10: 110199486X
ISBN 13: 9781101994863
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Beyond the Bright Sea Book Review:

- Winner of the 2018 Scott O'Dell Award for Historical Fiction - From the bestselling author of Echo Mountain and Newbery Honor–winner Wolf Hollow, Beyond the Bright Sea is an acclaimed best book of the year. An NPR Best Book of the Year • A Parents’ Magazine Best Book of the Year • A Booklist Editors' Choice selection • A BookPage Best Book of the Year • A Horn Book Fanfare Selection • A Kirkus Best Book of the Year • A School Library Journal Best Book of the Year • A Charlotte Observer Best Book of the Year • A Southern Living Best Book of the Year • A New York Public Library Best Book of the Year “The sight of a campfire on a distant island…proves the catalyst for a series of discoveries and events—some poignant, some frightening—that Ms. Wolk unfolds with uncommon grace.” –The Wall Street Journal ★ “Crow is a determined and dynamic heroine.” —Publishers Weekly ★ “Beautiful, evocative.” —Kirkus The moving story of an orphan, determined to know her own history, who discovers the true meaning of family. Twelve-year-old Crow has lived her entire life on a tiny, isolated piece of the starkly beautiful Elizabeth Islands in Massachusetts. Abandoned and set adrift in a small boat when she was just hours old, Crow’s only companions are Osh, the man who rescued and raised her, and Miss Maggie, their fierce and affectionate neighbor across the sandbar. Crow has always been curious about the world around her, but it isn’t until the night a mysterious fire appears across the water that the unspoken question of her own history forms in her heart. Soon, an unstoppable chain of events is triggered, leading Crow down a path of discovery and danger. Vivid and heart-wrenching, Lauren Wolk’s Beyond the Bright Sea is a gorgeously crafted and tensely paced tale that explores questions of identity, belonging, and the true meaning of family.