Same Sun Here

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Same Sun Here
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ISBN-10: 0763656844
ISBN-13: 9780763656843
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Same Sun Here

authors: Silas House; Neela Vaswani
illustrator: Hilary Schenker

Meena and River have a lot in common: fathers forced to work away from home to make ends meet, grandmothers who mean the world to them, and faithful dogs. But Meena is an Indian immigrant girl living in New York City’s Chinatown, while River is a Kentucky coal miner’s son. As Meena’s family studies for citizenship exams and River’s town faces devastating mountaintop removal, this unlikely pair become pen pals, sharing thoughts and, as their camaraderie deepens, discovering common ground in their disparate experiences. With honesty and humor, Meena and River bridge the miles between them, creating a friendship that inspires bravery and defeats cultural misconceptions. Narrated in two voices, each voice distinctly articulated by a separate gifted author, this chronicle of two lives powerfully conveys the great value of being and having a friend and the joys of opening our lives to others who live beneath the same sun.

In this extraordinary novel in letters, an Indian immigrant girl in New York City and a Kentucky coal miner's son find strength and perspective by sharing their true selves across the miles.
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isbn-10/isbn-13:
0763656844 /  9780763656843
on sale date:
02/2012
type/format:
Middle-grade Novel / Hardback
age range:
9 yrs - 12 yrs
# of pages/size:
304 / 5 3/8" x 7"
grade range:
Grade 4 - Grade 7
 
subjects:
Social Issues;
author’s comments:
Silas House is the nationally best-selling author of Eli the Good as well as the award-winning novels Clay’s Quilt, A Parchment of Leaves, and The Coal Tattoo. He serves as writer in residence at Lincoln Memorial University and lives in eastern Kentucky.

Neela Vaswani, author of Where the Long Grass Bends and You Have Given Me a Country, is an education activist in India and the United States and founder of the Storylines Project with the New York Public Library.
 
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