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Lion of the sky / Ritu Hemnani.

Hemnani, Ritu, (author.).

Twelve-year-old Raj is happiest flying kites with his best friend, Iqbal. As their kites soar, Raj feels free, like his beloved India soon will be, and he can’t wait to celebrate their independence. But when a British lawyer draws a line across a map, splitting India in two, Raj is thrust into a fractured world. With Partition declared, Hindu, Sikh, and Muslim families are torn apart—and Raj’s Hindu and Iqbal’s Muslim families are among them. Forced to flee and become refugees, Raj’s family is left to start over in a new country. After suffering devastating losses, Raj must summon the courage to survive the brutal upheaval of both his country and his heart. Inspired by the author’s true family history, Lion of the Sky is a deeply moving coming-of-age tale about identity, belonging, and the power of hope.

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  • ISBN: 9780063284487
  • ISBN: 0063284480
  • Physical Description: 410 pages ; 23cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Balzer + Bray, 2024.

Content descriptions

Target Audience Note:
Ages 8-12 Balzer + Bray
Grades 4-6 Balzer + Bray
Subject: Boys > Juvenile fiction.
Best friends > Juvenile fiction.
Hindus > Juvenile fiction.
Muslims > Juvenile fiction.
Novels in verse.
India > History > Partition, 1947 > Juvenile fiction.
Genre: Novels in verse.

Available copies

  • 1 of 1 copy available at Lehigh Valley Library System. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Easton Area Public Library System.


  • 0 current holds with 1 total copy.
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Easton Main Library JUV HEMNANI (Text) 31901004792471 New Juv Fiction Available -

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