About this event:
Children ages 9-12 are welcome to join our Tween Book Club on the second Wednesday of each month. This month we will be reading The Night Diary by Veera Hiranandani. We will be meeting at the Johnson Art Museum to explore their fall exhibit "How the light gets in," and connect it to the book. Registration is required. Register and pick up your free copy of the book at the Youth Services Reference Desk. Participants are welcome to bring suggestions for future books to read together! Refreshments will be served.
It’s 1947, and India, newly independent of British rule, has been separated into two countries: Pakistan and India. 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.