Will there be a second book or is this a standalone? India's independence is near. Told from the point of view of a 11-year old Nisha through her diary entries, which are addressed to her dead mother, this is a really interesting way to relate a little of the confusion, frustration, fear and sadness experienced during of India’s Partition in 1947. THE NIGHT DIARY. By clicking Sign Up, I acknowledge that I have read and agree to Penguin Random House's Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. Nisha and her brother Amil don't exactly understand where all the fighting and hatred comes from. Buy, Mar 06, 2018 Detailed quotes explanations with page numbers for every important quote on the site. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. 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 heartfelt story of one girl’s search for home, for her own identity…and for a hopeful future.Includes a bonus PDF with a glossary and acknowledgements, Veera Hiranandani, author of the Newbery Honor-winning The Night Diary, earned her MFA in creative writing at Sarah Lawrence College. They're half-Muslim and half-Hindu, why can't they proudly tell anyone about that? People were suddenly told to leave their homes and towns and travel many kilometres away to start their lives over again, amidst an atmosphere of unexpected anger and religious hatred amongst people who had lived together for years. A 2019 NEWBERY HONOR BOOK"A gripping, nuanced story of the human cost of conflict appropriate for both children and adults." It’s a truly outstanding book. Hiranandani’s story is set in an historical time little known to American children, but she tells it in a way that makes it accessible, timely, interesting and real.”—Kimberly Brubaker Bradley, author of Newbery Honor–winning The War That Saved My Life   “Veera Hiranandani’s storytelling is exquisite and compelling. When the country is being split in two, becoming Pakistan and India, Nisha and her family are in danger. During the day I studied the Talmud, and at night I ran to the … She has an MFA in fiction writing from Sarah Lawrence College and spent six years as a book editor. Buy, Mar 06, 2018 Meeting and getting to know their mother's brother, someone they did not know existed, was nicely done, as was Nisha's cloaked friendship with a neighbor. I was twelve. Young Nisha is the daughter of a doctor in what has become Pakistan, where his Hindu religion is suddenly rejected; however, his deceased wife was Muslim, leaving Nisha and her brother Amil in limbo. I felt I really understood the family's day to day life and that was lovely for me (I don't know if I've ever read a book set in India). They will encounter many dangers on the way, will they safely reach their destination? I can’t say I know much about the topic but it was nice to experience this piece of history from an eleven-year-old’s perspective, who had a connection to both sides. Along with their grandmother, they start a refugee trek to India, leaving behind their loyal and beloved housekeeper, who is also Muslim. Nisha’s voice is the right mix of innocence and strength, and her transformation is both believable and heartbreaking. The Night Diary (Book) : Hiranandani, Veera : Shy twelve-year-old Nisha, forced to flee her home with her Hindu family during the 1947 partition of India, tries to find her voice and make sense of the world falling apart around her by writing to her deceased Muslim mother in the pages of her diary. Apr 23, 2019 In the morning my mind was blank and the blank page seemed to mock me. | ISBN 9780735228511 By clicking SIGN UP, I acknowledge that I have read and agree to Penguin Random House’s, Editor's Picks: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Stories Read By Your Favorite Celebrities, 365 Days of Wonder: Mr. Browne’s Precepts, Discover Book Picks from the CEO of Penguin Random House US. During this time, India is freed from British rule, but religious tensions among Hindus, Sikhs, and Muslims cause India to partition into two countries: India and Pakistan. Refine any search. The journal is used by Mae throughout the story and can be looked through by the player whenever they want. It really is beautiful! They're half-Muslim and half-Hindu, why can't they proudly tell anyone about that? This Study Guide consists of approximately 45 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more - everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of The Night Diary. I picked up The Night Diary because my friend Laura @ Green Tea & Paperbacks loved it and I recently had a wonderful experience reading Amal Unbound, another diverse middle grade novel. That silver medal is well-earned. A 2019 NEWBERY HONOR BOOK“A gripping, nuanced story of the human cost of conflict appropriate for both children and adults.”                                                                                                                 -Kirkus, starred reviewIn the vein of Inside Out and Back Again and The War That Saved My Life comes a poignant, personal, and hopeful tale of India’s partition, and of one girl’s journey to find a new home in a divided countryIt’s 1947, and India, newly independent of British rule, has been separated into two countries: Pakistan and India. The Night Diary (Book) : Hiranandani, Veera : Shy twelve-year-old Nisha, forced to flee her home with her Hindu family during the 1947 partition of India, tries to find her voice and make sense of the world falling apart around her by writing to her deceased Muslim mother in the pages of her diary. Nisha and her brother Amil don't exactly understand where all the fighting and hatred comes from. About The Night Diary In the vein of Inside Out and Back Again and The War That Saved My Life comes a poignant, personal, and hopeful tale of India’s partition, and of one girl’s journey to find a new home in a divided country The main character, Nisha, is so wise and kind-hearted. The Night Diary Written by Veera Hiranandani Shy twelve-year-old Nisha, forced to flee her home with her Hindu family during the 1947 partition of India, tries to find her voice and make sense of the world falling apart around her by writing to her deceased Muslim mother in the pages of her diary. The Night Diary Themes Religious and Cultural Identities and Defining the Self Identity is a central theme in The Night Diary, and is seen as having the ability to bring people together and tear them apart. I was super excited about this book but it wasn't as amazing as I had hoped it would be. This is an amazing story!!! This riveting and important book speaks to the power of love in a world divided by hate and raises questions that still need to be asked seventy years after its events took place. Nisha's letters carefully explore the changes in herself and her family through one of history's biggest forced displacements. Welcome back. “The Night Diary is a beautifully written and intimate story about the Partition of India. We are experiencing technical difficulties. Teacher Editions with classroom activities for all 1377 titles we cover. When Nisha and her twin brother Amil turn 12, Nisha receives a notebook from her family’s beloved cook, Kazi. Where can her family be safe? Print Word PDF. This book, you guys. She is the author of The Whole Story of Half a Girl, a Sydney Taylor Notable Book and a South… More about Veera Hiranandani, “Veera Hiranandani is a master storyteller. | Middle Grade (8-12) Told in letters to her mother (who is dead) as a diary, the reader is taken through the history of the division of India into India and Pakistan. In 2016, conservators took photos of the condition of the diary … And despite the decades that have passed, The Night Diary's story, characters, and issues remain timely and compelling today. The best thing about this book is the writing: Hiranandani's writing teleports you to 1947 India/Pakistan. Check out my book blog for more book reviews and other bookish posts! Along with their grandmother, they start a refugee trek to India, leaving behind their loyal and beloved housekeeper, who is also Muslim. 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. What a beauty of a book! When the country is being split in two, becoming Pakistan and India, Nisha and her family are in danger. I'll be thinking about Nisha for a long time. While I wouldn’t say that middle grade is my favourite genre, I do like to read it from time to time. It is set in 1947, during the months before and after the independence of India and subsequent division with Pakistan , and is written as diary entries from the perspective of Nisha, a girl who has just celebrated her twelfth birthday along with her twin brother, Amil. by Kokila. The Night Diary, Veera Hiranandani’s 2018 work of historical fiction for middle-grade and young adult readers, consists of 60 diary entries spanning approximately four months. Young Nisha is the daughter of a doctor in what has become Pakistan, where his Hindu religion is suddenly rejected; however, his deceased wife was Muslim, leaving Nisha and her brother Amil in limbo. I felt I really understood the family's day to day life and that was lovely for me (I don't know if I've ever read a book set in India). Although people have multiple identities, those ideas about who someone is exist in a hierarchy and one identity is elevated above the others. Set in 1947, Hiranandani's book describes the traumatic end of British rule and the Partition, whereby India was divided into two countries. For Nisha, like so many of us, home is a complicated place and this heartbreaking and hopeful novel reminds us that even in places where there is great loss and strife, there is deep joy, renewed faith. 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 heartfelt story of one girl’s search for home, for her own identity…and for a hopeful future. (approx. She now teaches creative writing at The Writing Institute at Sarah Lawrence College and lives in New York with her family. It's no longer safe for them to stay in Pakistan. The Night Diary is a treasure for young readers who are searching for their place in the world, who are determined to bring home with them wherever they go.”—Renée Watson, Piecing Me Together* “Believable and heartbreaking…A gripping, nuanced story of the human cost of conflict appropriate for both children and adults.”—Kirkus Reviews, starred review* “This rich, compelling story, which speaks to the turbulence surrounding India’s independence and to the plight of refugees, should be in all libraries.”—School Library Journal, starred review* “The diary format gives her story striking intimacy and immediacy, serving as a window into a fraught historical moment as Nisha grapples with issues of identity and the search for a home that remain quite timely.”—Publishers Weekly, starred review“Hiranandani’s prose shines in both emotion and simple, rich description…A clear, compelling, and deeply felt historical novel.”—Booklist, Sign up for news about books, authors, and more from Penguin Random House, Visit other sites in the Penguin Random House Network. 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