Across the Line by Nayanika Mahtani (Penguin Books India, 2019). Toshi and her six-year-old brother Tarlok are separated during the violent riots following partition in India which divided the country as well as families, creating profound loss. Sixty years later, the discovery of a diary offers insight while a chance meeting provides healing and understanding. (Grades 6 and up)
Award Status: Honorable Mention
Author: Nayanika Mahtani
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