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Thanhha Lai

Paula Landry

Thanhhà Lại is the 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 part of the eighth-grade curriculum in New York and is taught throughout the world. Her second novel, "Listen, Slowly," was named to numerous best book 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. 

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Butterfly Yellow
Children / Teens
September 2019
ISBN 9780062229212
304 pages
$17.99, INSTOCK
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Perfect for fans of Elizabeth Acevedo, Ibi Zoboi, and Erika L. Sanchez, this gorgeously written and deeply moving own voices novel is the YA debut from the award-winning author of Inside Out & Back Again. More/less

Listen, Slowly
Children / Teens
May 2016
ISBN 9780062229199
$6.99, INSTOCK
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