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The night diary

Author: Veera Hiranandani
Publisher: New York : Kokila, an imprint of Penguin Random House, [2018] ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"On the eve of her twelfth birthday, Nisha receives a journal - a place to record the thoughts she can never seem to say aloud as she starts to see the world through older eyes. But it's not just Nisha who is changing. She doesn't even recognize her country anymore. It's 1947, and India, newly freed from British rule, is being divided into two countries: Pakistan and India. Many people are killed crossing borders as  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Diary fiction
Historical fiction
Fiction
History
Juvenile works
Juvenile fiction
Material Type: Fiction, Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Veera Hiranandani
ISBN: 9780735228511 0735228515
OCLC Number: 1086210432
Notes: Maps on endpapers.
"First published in the United States of America by Dial Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC, 2018" -- Title page verso.
Awards: Newbery Honor Book, 2019
A Junior Library Guild selection, April 2018
Target Audience: 700L
Description: 264 pages : maps ; 22 cm
Responsibility: Veera Hiranandani.
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"On the eve of her twelfth birthday, Nisha receives a journal - a place to record the thoughts she can never seem to say aloud as she starts to see the world through older eyes. But it's not just Nisha who is changing. She doesn't even recognize her country anymore. It's 1947, and India, newly freed from British rule, is being divided into two countries: Pakistan and India. Many people are killed crossing borders as tensions among Hindus, Muslim, Sikhs, and others flare. Nisha doesn't know which side she's supposed to be on or why she has to choose. After losing her mother, who died giving birth, she can't imagine losing her homeland, too. Mama was Muslim, but now she's gone. Papa is Hindu, and says it's no longer safe for them to stay in Pakistan. And so Nisha and her family become refugees and embark on a dangerous journey by train and by foot to reach their new home on the other side of the border. Told through the letters Nisha writes to her mother in her journal, The Night Diary is a story of one of the most dramatic moments in history and of one girl's search for home, her own identity, and a hopeful future" -- Front jacket flap.

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