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A Conversation with Thanhhà Lại

September 14, 2020 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Cover of Inside Out and Back Again shows a girl in silhouette holding a palm tree with a vibrant dusk or dawn horizon.Please enjoy this one-hour webinar with Thanhhà Lại, the award-winning author of Inside Out & Back Again. She talks about how she came to write this book as a novel in verse and the connections to her life. She shares the differing ways she represents language learning in her books, including her most recent novel, Butterfly Yellow, the WOW Recommends selection for October 2020.

Thanhhà Lại is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Inside Out & Back Again, which won both a National Book Award and a Newbery Honor. This semi-autobiographical, debut novel in verse is taught throughout the world. Her second novel, Listen, Slowly, was named to numerous best books of the year lists. Her recent novel Butterfly Yellow, a YA debut, was reviewed in the New York Times as “a radiant pearl of a book.” Before turning fiction, Thanhhà was a reporter at The Orange County Register in Southern California. She was born in Việt Nam and now lives in New York with her family. To learn more about Thanhhà and her charity, Việt Kids Inc., visit www.thanhhalai.com.


September 14, 2020
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
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