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review 2017-04-14 03:45
Inside Out & Back Again
Inside Out & Back Again - Thanhha Lai

Another bedtime story finished, and another one to read again when Lily is older. 

 

This is the story of Hà, a refugee girl from Saigon, who flees with her mother and three brothers, at the end of the Vietnam war. She and her family end up in Alabama, where their otherness leads to hurt and frustration. But ultimately, Hà and her family find their place in their new world.  

 

Hà's story is based on the author's own life and experiences as a young girl from Saigon. I found the book on a list of books that featured people of color, wanting to expose Lily to the various peoples and cultures that she's likely to meet here in this melting pot country.

 

This story gives us the opportunity to see our home through the eyes of a newcomer, which is so relevant right now... 

 

 

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text 2017-04-06 06:12
Reading progress update: I've read 37 out of 272 pages.
Inside Out & Back Again - Thanhha Lai

Our new bedtime story. It's told in poetry, rather than prose.

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review 2017-04-06 05:55
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz: Illustrations by Michael Sieben - Michael Sieben,L. Frank Baum

I'm not sure if I ever read this book before, but I bought it thanks to the unusual illustration style of Michael Sieben, thinking Lily would like it. We just finished it up as her bedtime story, though at 2.5 years old, she's short on attention, so we'll be reading it again when she's older and more appreciative :) 

 

 

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