The Bridge Home

The Bridge Home by Padma Venkatraman (Nancy Paulsen Books, 2019). Runaway sisters Viji and Rukku learn the harsh realities of life on the swarming streets of Chennai, India. They find shelter and friendship with Muthi and Arul, two homeless boys living under an abandoned bridge. Forming a family, the four use their instincts and tenacity to survive in a perilous, indifferent world. (Grades 4-6)

Award Status: Winner, 2020

Award Category: Middle Grade Readers

Author: Padma Venkatraman

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