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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.

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 Citys Chinatown, while River is a Kentucky coal miners son. As Meenas family studies for citizenship exams and Rivers 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.

About the Author

Silas House is the nationally best-selling author of Eli the Good as well as the award-winning novels Clays Quilt, A Parchment of Leaves, and The Coal Tattoo. He is an associate professor at Berea College and lives in eastern Kentucky.

Neela Vaswani is the award-winning author of You Have Given Me a Country and Where the Long Grass Bends. Her work has received an American Book Award, an O. Henry Prize, and a ForeWord Magazine Book of the Year Award. She teaches at Spalding Universitys MFA in writing program and is the founder of the Storylines Project with the New York Public Library. Neela Vaswani lives in New York City.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780763664510
Author:
House, Silas
Publisher:
Candlewick Press (MA)
Author:
Schenker, Hilary
Author:
Vaswani, Neela
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20130831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 4 up to 7
Language:
English
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
6.96 x 5.49 x 0.88 in 0.5 lb
Age Level:
from 9 up to 12

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