Inside Out and Back Again Characters

Updated: 5/4/2021
Inside Out and Back Again Characters
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Inside Out and Back Again by Thanhha Lai Activities

Inside Out and Back Again by Thanhha Lai

Lesson Plans by Liane Hicks

Inside Out and Back Again is an award winning, historical fiction novel by Thanhha Lai. It is 1975 and ten-year-old Hà lives with her mother and three brothers in Saigon, which is about to be taken over by the North Vietnamese. The family decides to make the dangerous journey to flee as refugees to the United States. Once in America, they find kindness and generosity as well as cruel racism, bullying, and the struggle to start over in a new land while learning a new language. Lai weaves Hà's story through moving chapters written in verse that is concise and compelling, giving readers a view of the perspective of refugee children and their families in America.


Inside Out and Back Again

Storyboard Description

Students can plot the characters of a book and write about each characters physical / personality traits, their interactions with others and the challenges they face.

Storyboard Text

  • Physical / Personality Traits: How does this character interact with others in the book? What challenges does this character face?
  • KIM HÀ
  • Physical / Personality Traits: How does this character interact with others in the book? What challenges does this character face?
  • HÀ'S MOTHER
  • Physical / Personality Traits: How does this character interact with others in the book? What challenges does this character face?
  • BROTHER QUANG
  • BROTHER VŪ
  • Physical / Personality Traits: How does this character interact with others in the book? What challenges does this character face?
  • Physical / Personality Traits: How does this character interact with others in the book? What challenges does this character face?
  • BROTHER KHÔI
  • HÀ'S FATHER
  • Physical / Personality Traits: How does this character interact with others in the book? What challenges does this character face?
  • 
  • UNCLE SON
  • Physical / Personality Traits: How does this character interact with others in the book? What challenges does this character face?
  • Physical / Personality Traits: How does this character interact with others in the book? What challenges does this character face?
  • THE COWBOY
  • Physical / Personality Traits: How does this character interact with others in the book? What challenges does this character face?
  • MISS SCOTT
  • MRS. WASHINGTON
  • Ba, Tết, 1966
  • Physical / Personality Traits: How does this character interact with others in the book? What challenges does this character face?
  • PAM
  • Physical / Personality Traits: How does this character interact with others in the book? What challenges does this character face?
  • STEVEN
  • Physical / Personality Traits: How does this character interact with others in the book? What challenges does this character face?