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The night diary

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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.
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Grouping Title night diary
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subject_facet Diaries -- Fiction, Families -- India -- Fiction, Hindus -- Fiction, India -- History -- Partition, 1947 -- Fiction, Muslims -- Fiction, Refugees -- Fiction
title_display The night diary
title_full The Night Diary, The night diary / Veera Hiranandani
title_short The night diary
topic_facet Diaries, Families, Hindus, Historical Fiction, History, Juvenile Fiction, Juvenile Literature, Muslims, Refugees