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Orange for the Sunsets

Written & illustrated by Tina Athaide
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From debut author Tina Athaide comes a soaring tale of empathy, hope, and resilience, as two best friends living under Ugandan President Amin’s divisive rule must examine where—and who—they call home. Perfect for fans of Half from the East and Inside Out and Back Again. Asha and her best friend, Yesofu, never cared about the differences between them: Indian. African. Girl. Boy. Short. Tall. But when Idi Amin announces that Indians have ninety days to leave the country, suddenly those differences are the only things that people in Entebbe can see—not the shared after-school samosas or Asha cheering for Yesofu at every cricket game. Determined for her life to stay the same, Asha clings to her world tighter than ever before. But Yesofu is torn, pulled between his friends, his family, and a promise of a better future. Now as neighbors leave and soldiers line the streets, the two friends find that nothing seems sure—not even their friendship. Tensions between Indians and Africans intensify and the deadline to leave is fast approaching. Could the bravest thing of all be to let each other go?

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Book Topics › East Indians
Children's Books About East Indians
Book Topics › migration
Children's Books About Migration
Book Topics › 1950 - 1999
Children's Books About 1950 - 1999
Book Topics › Uganda
Children's Books About Uganda
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Tina Athaide

Tina Athaide was born in Uganda and grew up in London and Canada. While her family left Entebbe just prior to the expulsion, she has memories of refugee family and friends staying with them in their London home. The stories and conversations she listened to through the years became the inspiration for her book Orange for the Sunsets. Tina now lives in California with her husband, Ron, and their daughter, Isabella.

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Book Details

ISBN:
9780062795298
Publication Date:
April 2, 2019
Library of Congress Number (LCCN):
2018021529
ASIN/ISBN 10:
0062795295
Lexile:
600L
Accelerated Reader Points:
7.0
Accelerated Reader Quiz:
502637
ATOS Book Level:
4.09
Accelerated Reader Interest Level:
MG

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