Connect with fellow readers and engage in book-related discussion and activities.
A book club for school-aged kids! Sign up early to get a copy of the book to keep, as well as a loot kit of other activities and swag items,
Read the book on your own at home, then meet at the library to discuss and participate in activities related to the book. Loot kits are available for pick-up starting November 3.
For November/December, we will be discussing The Night Diary by Veera Hiranandani.
"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. Told through Nisha's letters to her mother, The Night Diary is a story of one girl's search for home, for her own identity...and for a hopeful future." - https://www.veerahiranandani.com/veeras-books.html