Orange for the Sunsets
Orange for the Sunsets
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Orange for the Sunsets

Written and illustrated by Tina Athaide
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8 - 12
Reading age
336
Page count
148
Words per page
600L
Lexile measure
Apr 2, 2019
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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 Details

ISBN
9780062795298
Publication Date
April 2, 2019
Publisher
Katherine Tegen Books
Page Count
336
Words Per Page
148
Audience
Middle Grade
Reading Age
8 - 12 years
Lib. of Congress (LCCN)
2018021529
Lexile® Level
600L
Est. Fountas & Pinnell Level
~O
ATOS® Book Level
4.1
Accelerated Reader® Points
7
Accelerated Reader Quiz
502637
Accelerated Reader Interest Level
MG

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