The Purple Door Book Club (middle grade)

Calling all readers around the ages of 8-12! Join The Purple Door Book Club once a month to talk about books.
 
We meet one Sunday a month at 5:30PM CT / 6:30PM ET. Currently, all of our meetings are VIRTUAL! Email book club leader Linda at linda@wildrumpusbooks.com for more information.
 

Sunday, December 6, 5:30PM: The Night Diary by Veera Hiranandani

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Date: 
Sunday, 6 December 2020 - 5:30pm
Books: 
The Night Diary Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780735228528
Availability: On Our Shelves Now (Subject to Availability)
Published: Puffin Books - April 23rd, 2019

A 2019 NEWBERY HONOR BOOK

"A gripping, nuanced story of the human cost of conflict appropriate for both children and adults."
                                                                                                                 -Kirkus, starred review

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 country

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.


Event Address: 
Wild Rumpus Zoom
Minneapolis, MN 55410
United States