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The Night Diary

The Night Diary (Hardback)

By Hiranandani, Veera

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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.
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ISBN 9780735228511
Released NZ 15 Mar 2018
Publisher Penguin
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9780735228511
Stock Available
Status Indent title (internationally sourced), allow 8-12 weeks
Publisher Penguin
Imprint Dial Books for Young Readers,US
Released 15 Mar 2018
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Hiranandani, Veera
Category Fiction (Child / Teen)
Award Winning
Personal Family, Relationship & Social Issues
Number of Pages 272
Dimensions Width: 150mm
Height: 216mm
Spine: 30mm
Dewey Code FIC
Weight 380g
Interest Age 8-12 years
Reading Age 8-12 years
Library of Congress Refugees, Muslims, Diaries, India - History - Partition, 1947, Hindus
NBS Text Children's Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile