Youth age 9 – 12 and your adults, join us for a discussion of the book “Inside Out & Back Again” by Thanhha Lai facilitated by a local librarian. Explore artifacts and archival materials related to the book, a family friendly mini-tour of The Vietnam War: 1945 – 1975, and a snack!
One copy of “Inside Out & Back Again” is included with registration. Additional copies of the book are available for sale in the museum shop. You can also find copies from the eiNetwork’s online library catalogue.
About “Inside Out & Back Again”
For all the ten years of her life, Ha has only known Saigon: the thrills of its markets, the joy of its traditions, the warmth of her friends close by, and the beauty of her very own papaya tree. But now the Vietnam War has reached her home. Ha and her family are forced to flee as Saigon falls, and they board a ship headed toward hope.
This is the moving story of one girl’s year of change, dreams, grief, and healing as she journeys from one country to another, one life to the next.
$20 for non-members and $15 for members, which includes one copy of the book, program fee, and museum admission for up to 2 youth ages 9-12 and 2 adults. Register online.
For more information or for History Center members who need the discount code, please contact Youth Programs Coordinator Nate Rodda at email@example.com or 412-454-6433.
About the Reading into History Family Book Club
Over the summer, youth age 9 – 12 and their adults can join literary adventures that explore the Vietnam War era, connected with The Vietnam War: 1945 – 1975 exhibition. Each month, families will read either a historic fiction or nonfiction book at home. On the second Sundays of June, July, and August, we will host a book wrap up event from 2 – 3:30 p.m.
Sunday, June 9: “Shooting the Moon” by Frances O’Roak Dowell
Sunday, July 14: “Inside Out & Back Again” by Thanhha Lai
Sunday, Aug. 11: “Most Dangerous: Daniel Ellsberg and the Secret History of the Vietnam War” by Steve Sheinkin