Orange for the Sunsets

Orange for the Sunsets

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A Chicago Public Library's Best of the Best Books of 2019 Selection A Canadian Children's Book Center Best Books for Kids & Teens Pick

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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Product details

  • Hardback | 336 pages
  • 146 x 217 x 28mm | 402g
  • HarperCollins
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0062795295
  • 9780062795298
  • 1,325,282

Review quote

"This compassionate novel conveys the multiple injustices and tragedies experienced by both African and Indian Ugandans during this period, and the power of friendship to sustain hope in tumultuous times."--Publishers Weekly (starred review)
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About Tina Athaide

Tina Athaide was born in Uganda and grew up in London and Canada. Tina now lives with her husband and daughter in California, where she works as a Special Education Coordinator.
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Rating details

451 ratings
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5 38% (172)
4 43% (193)
3 17% (75)
2 2% (9)
1 0% (2)
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