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Family Book Club

Exeter

The Night Diary

You're invited to Family Book Club! It's the book club for kids entering grades 4 and up and their parent or guardian age 18 or older! Read together as a family, then join us for a lively discussion and an evening of fun. We're discussing The Night Diary by Veera Hiranandani. Registration required. Please call 610-406-9431 to register.

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.

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