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Outside, Inside

LeUyen Pham’s picture book addresses the COVID-19 pandemic with sensitivity and compassion for young readers.

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Review of ‘Outside, Inside’

LeUyen Pham’s Outside, Inside addresses the subject of the COVID-19 pandemic for young readers with sensitivity and compassion.

“Something strange happened on an unremarkable day just before the season changed,” Pham’s narration begins. “Everybody who was outside . . . went inside.” The book’s first spread shows a bustling street filled with people going…

Interview with LeUyen Pham

BookPage spoke with LeUyen Pham, a 2020 Caldecott Honor recipient, about the origins of her project, which began as a series of sketches during the early days of quarantining at home, as well as the real-life inspirations behind the feline guide who appears on every page of her book.


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