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School Visits with Veera Hiranandani!

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Submitted by kmorrison37 on Wed, 04/03/2019 - 10:19am

The Newtown Bookshop is thrilled that Veera Hiranandani will be joining the Newtown Bookshop at school visits featuring her Newberry Honor Winning book, "The Night Diary" on May 1st!   If you would like a signed copy of "The Night Diary", please order below or call the store at 215-968-2400!    

ABOUT THE BOOK

A 2019 NEWBERY HONOR BOOK

"A gripping, nuanced story of the human cost of conflict appropriate for both children and adults." 
Kirkus, starred review

In the vein of Inside Out and Back Again and The War That Saved My Life comes a poignant, personal, and hopeful tale of India's partition, and of one girl's journey to find a new home in a divided country

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.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Veera Hiranandani, author of the Newbery Honor-winning The Night Diary, 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.

Event date: 
Wednesday, May 1, 2019 - 9:30am
Event address: 
2835 South Eagle Road
Newtown, PA 18940
The Night Diary Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780735228528
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Puffin Books - April 23rd, 2019

A 2019 NEWBERY HONOR BOOK

"A gripping, nuanced story of the human cost of conflict appropriate for both children and adults."


The Night Diary Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780735228511
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Kokila - March 6th, 2018

A 2019 NEWBERY HONOR BOOK

"A gripping, nuanced story of the human cost of conflict appropriate for both children and adults."