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Inside Out & Back Again by Thanhha Lai
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Apr 28, 2012

it was amazing
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Read in April, 2012

This book has the very best dedication I've ever read:

To the millions of refugees in the world,
may you each find a home

This book is so beautiful, it literally left me breathless. It is one I will definitely read again and again. And as soon as I have the school funds, I will buy a classroom set for my students, who are immigrants and refugees themselves, and have had to learn all the stupid rules of English, and have been laughed at and had names thrown at them, and have learned those names and thrown them back, and have wanted to hit, but refrained, and sometimes have hit and then have been scolded by me in words they don't understand. In the meantime, I'll read it aloud, because this is a book begging to be read aloud. (Buddah forgive me for not knowing how to pronounce Vietnamese).

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