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When Clouds Touch Us

The stunning sequel to the award-winning, #1 New York Times bestselling verse novel Inside Out & Back Again.

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Inspired by the author’s own childhood, this stunning novel in verse, sequel to the National Book Award Medalist and Newbery Honor winning, #1 bestseller Inside Out & Back Again, picks up two years after Hà and her family arrive in Alabama as refugees from the Việt Nam War.

Hà and her family have worked hard to make a life for themselves in the US, but it hasn’t come easy. Hà has only just started to feel settled when Mother decides that the family will move to Texas for a new job.

Hà knows how hard starting over is and doesn’t want to have to do it again. But sometimes even an unwanted change can bring opportunity, new friends and a place to call home.

When Clouds Touch Us is a lyrical and compelling story of upheaval, growth and love.

Author Thanhha Lai
Photo by Paula Landry

Thanhhà Lại

Thanhhà Lại is a Vietnamese-American writer of middle-grade and young adult novels. She lives in upstate New York with her husband and daughter. Her dog Pico assists her by stepping directly onto the keys of her computer as she types. Her first novel, Inside Out & Back Again (2011), which won the National Book Award and a Newbery Honor, was partly based on her childhood as a refugee growing up in the southern United States. Other books include Listen, Slowly (2015) and Butterfly Yellow (2019), her YA debut. Hundred Years of Happiness (2022), Thanhhà’s first picture book, is out now.