Launch | Amil and the After by Veera Hiranandani
A Heartwarming Story of Hope and Perseverance!
Join us for the launch of Amil and the After, the newest middle grade title from Newbery honor-winning author VEERA HIRANANDANI! In this touching companion book to The Night Diary, a twelve-year-old boy begins a drawing journal to preserve his story.
In Amil and the After, at the turn of the new year in 1948, Amil and his family are trying to make a home in India, now independent of British rule.
Both Muslim and Hindu, twelve-year-old Amil is not sure what home means anymore. The memory of the long and difficult journey from their hometown in what is now Pakistan lives with him. And despite having an apartment in Bombay to live in and a school to attend, life in India feels uncertain.
Nisha, his twin sister, suggests that Amil begin to tell his story through drawings meant for their mother, who died when they were just babies. Through Amil, readers witness the unwavering spirit of a young boy trying to make sense of a chaotic world, and find hope for himself and a newly reborn nation.
Saturday, February 3rd at 4PM ET via Crowdcast!
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