Please join us to discuss the Newbery Honor-winning book for middle grade readers, The Night Diary. We are excited to host the author, Veera Hiranandani who will visit us via Skype to tell us more about her book. For grades 5-8 with a caregiver. Please register and pick up a copy of the book.
The Night Diary tells the story of Nisha and Amil, twins who are half Hindu, half Muslim who are trying to make sense of their place in a country literally divided during the India Partition in 1947. The British rule over India is ending, and political leaders have decided that the country will be divided in two: India for the Hindus and a new country -- Pakistan -- for the Muslims. Unfortunately, Nisha and Amil's home is in the new country, but their father is Hindu, so they must leave everything they've ever known. Nisha writes about the dangerous journey in her diary every night.