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PKMS Welcomes Award Winning Author Thanhha Lai

Peekskill Middle School welcomed Vietnam-born children’s author Thanhha Lai, who spoke to the students about her novel, “Inside Out and Back Again.” In the book, which is part of the school’s Grade 8 ELA curriculum, the award-winning author tells semi-autobiographical stories about her childhood as a refugee, fleeing Saigon and immigrating to Alabama. After her presentation, Lai took questions from the students about her life and career as a writer.