June 19, 2018

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A Bevy of Books for Gift-giving | SLJ Sneak Peek

From a galazy far, far away to a pop-up misadventure, this month’s sneak peek of January 2015 reviews features great last-minute gift ideas and new titles to add to your TBR pile.

Pick of the Day: Inside Out and Back Again

Inside Out and Back Again. By Thanhha Lai. 2 cassettes or 2 CDs. 2:30 hrs. Recorded Books. 2012. cassette: ISBN 978-1-4640-2089-6, CD: ISBN 978-1-4640-2088-9. $25.75.
Gr 4-8—Spanning one Têt to the next from 1975 to 1976, Thanhha Lai’s semi-autobiographical novel (HarperCollins, 2011) is divided into four chapters: “Saigon,” “At Sea,” “Alabama, “From Now On.” Hà, her mother, and her three brothers live in Saigon and her father has been missing in action for nine years. The threat of invasion from the […]