The night diary / Veera Hiranandani.Material type: BookPublisher: New York : Puffin Books, 2019Copyright date: ©2018Description: 264 pages, 11 unnumbered pages ; 20 cm.ISBN: 9780735228528; 0735228523.Subject(s): Refugees -- Children's fiction | Diaries -- Children's fiction | Families -- India -- Children's fiction | Hindus -- Children's fiction | Muslims -- Children's fiction | India -- History -- Partition, 1947 -- Children's fictionGenre/Form: Historical fiction. | Diary fiction.Summary: 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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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.
First published in the United States of America by Dial Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC, 2018.
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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.
Ages 8 up.