The night diary / Veera Hiranandani.Publisher: New York : Puffin Books, 2019Copyright date: ©2018Description: 264 pages : illustration ; 20 cmContent type:
- still image
- Newbery Honor Book.
|Item type||Current library||Call number||Status||Date due||Barcode|
|Junior Fiction||Bayview Library||F HIRA (Browse shelf(Opens below))||Available||R02692XSLGB|
|Fiction||Dee Why Library||F HIRA (Browse shelf(Opens below))||Available||R07648MSLGD|
Includes discussion questions.
It's 1947, and India, newly independent of British rule, has been separated into two countries: Pakistan and India. The divide has created much tension between Hindus and Muslims, and hundreds of thousands are killed crossing borders. Half-Muslim, half-Hindu twelve-year-old Nisha doesn't know where she belongs, or what her country is anymore. When Papa decides it's too dangerous to stay in what is now Pakistan, Nisha and her family become refugees and embark first by train but later on foot to reach her new home. The journey is long, difficult, and dangerous, and after losing her mother as a baby, Nisha can't imagine losing her homeland, too. But even if her country has been ripped apart, Nisha still believes in the possibility of putting herself back together.
Newbery Honor Book.