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The night diary

Author: Veera Hiranandani
Publisher: New York, NY : Dial Books for Young Readers, [2018] ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : Elementary and junior high school : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
Shy twelve-year-old Nisha, forced to flee her home with her Hindu family during the 1947 partition of India, tries to find her voice and make sense of the world falling apart around her by writing to her deceased Muslim mother in the pages of her diary.

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Genre/Form: JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Emigration & Immigration
Children's fiction
Diary fiction
Juvenile works
Historical fiction
Juvenile fiction
Material Type: Elementary and junior high school, Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Veera Hiranandani
ISBN: 9780735228511 0735228515 9780525552949 0525552944 9780780418462 0780418468
OCLC Number: 990286735
Notes: Maps on endpapers.
Awards: A Junior Library Guild selection, April 2018
ALSC Notable Children's Book, 2019
Chicago Public Library Best Fiction for Older Readers, 2018
CSMCL Best Books, 2018
Kirkus Prize Nominee for Young Readers' Literature, 2018
New York Times Book Review Notable Children's Books: Middle Grade, 2018
Newbery Honor, 2019
Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People, 2019
NPR Best Books, 2018
Rebecca Caudill Young Readers' Book Award Nominee, 2020
School Library Journal's Best Books, 2018
Walter Honor, Younger Readers Category, 2019
Washington Post Best Children's Books, 2018
Description: 264 pages ; 22 cm
Responsibility: Veera Hiranandani.


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  Read more...


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"Veera Hiranandani is a master storyteller. This riveting and important book speaks to the power of love in a world divided by hate and raises questions that still need to be asked seventy years Read more...

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