Connections to Inside Out and Back Again

Winner of the 2011 National Book Award for Young People's Literature, Inside Out and Back Again by Thanhha Lai is a reflection of the authors early years as a refugee from Vietnam to the United States. Lai's verse novel highlights the powerful themes of immigration and the struggle to find acceptance in diversity. Students will develop their understanding of issues in immigration that are prevalent in American society today. To view and edit the full lesson open the PDF or .docx below. 

Curriculum Connections 

  • History: World History, US History, Government, Civics, Immigration  
  • English: Inside Out and Back Again by Thanhha Lai 


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