The Night Diary by Veera Hiranandani (Dial Books, 2018). Twelve-year old Nisha is forced to escape her home in 1947 with her Hindu family during the partition of India. Trying to make sense of the world during this treacherous moment in history, she writes letters to her Muslim mother in her journal, who died in childbirth. (Grades 5-8)
Award Status: Honorable Mention
Author: Veera Hiranandani
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