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The Night Diary
 

The Night Diary (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Hiranandani, Veera

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... read full description below.

ISBN 9780525552949
Barcode 9780525552949
Published 18 September 2018 by Penguin
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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ISBN-13 9780525552949
ISBN-10 0525552944
Stock Out of stock
Status Out of print
Publisher Penguin
Imprint Dial Books for Young Readers,US
Publication Date 18 September 2018
International Publication Date 14 May 2018
Publication Country United States United States
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Hiranandani, Veera
Category Fiction (Child / Teen)
Personal Family, Relationship & Social Issues
Number of Pages 272
Dimensions Width: 139mm
Height: 206mm
Spine: 20mm
Weight 272g
Interest Age Children
Reading Age Children
Library of Congress Refugees, Muslims, Diaries, India - History - Partition, 1947, Hindus
NBS Text Children's Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code FIC
Catalogue Code 935519

Description of this Book

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. Told through Nisha's letters to her mother, The Night Diary is a heartfelt story of one girl's search for home, for her own identity...and for a hopeful future.

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Author's Bio

Veera Hiranandani earned her MFA in creative writing at Sarah Lawrence College. She is the author of The Whole Story of Half a Girl, which was named a Sydney Taylor Notable Book and a South Asian Book Award Finalist. A former book editor at Simon & Schuster, she now teaches creative writing at Sarah Lawrence College's Writing Institute and Writopia Lab.

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