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Same Sun Here

By Silas House, Neela Vaswani
Illustrated by Hilary Schenker

“Even better than reading a refreshingly honest story by one talented writer is reading one by two such writers.” — Publishers Weekly (starred review)

Pen pals 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. With honesty and humor, Meena and River (each voice distinctly articulated by a separate gifted author) bridge the miles between them, creating a friendship that inspires bravery and defeats cultural misconceptions.

  • Environmental issues, particularly the currently highly controversial practice of mountaintop removal, play a central role in the story.
  • Immigration issues are also central here - showing an honest and touching inside perspective on the process of immigration and naturalization from a child s point of view.
  • The perfect bridge between urban and rural life, cultural and gender differences, this heart-warming story celebrates the bond two kids form through their honesty and open-mindedness.

About the author

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.

About the illustrator

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.

ISBN: 9780763664510
Imprint: Candlewick
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: November 1, 2013
Dimensions: 136 x 177mm, 304pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $15.99
New Zealand RRP: $16.99
Stock Level: In Stock

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