After reading the award-winning novel Inside Out & Back Again, eighth-grade students at Broadalbin-Perth Middle School conducted a Skype interview with author Thanhha Lai.
The engaging video chat was made possible after ELA teacher Brianna Nelder received a Broadalbin-Perth Teacher’s Association mini-grant. The funds also support a children’s bicycle donation program in Vietnam. The novel revolves around Vietnam refugees coming to the United States during the war.
Nelder and Caitlyn Fagan, both eighth-grade ELA teachers, organized the interactive lesson plan.