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The Resource The Night Diary

The Night Diary

Label
The Night Diary
Title
The Night Diary
Statement of responsibility
Veera Hiranandani
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
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
Theme
Storyline
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Character
Award
  • School Library Journal Best Books, 2018.
  • Notable Books for a Global Society, 2019
  • ALA Notable Children's Book, 2019
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10600452
Cataloging source
DLC
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Hiranandani, Veera
Index
no index present
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
700
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 5
  • 8
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Children's Fiction
  • Historical Fiction
Target audience
juvenile
Label
The Night Diary
Instantiates
Control code
BORROWBOX:PGC_471180
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9780735228535
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
The Night Diary
Control code
BORROWBOX:PGC_471180
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9780735228535
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

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      669-673 Anzac Parade, Marouba, NSW, 2035, AU
      -33.938111 151.237977
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