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Padma Venkatraman presents her middle grade debut, THE BRIDGE HOME, hosted by Portland Public Library

Saturday, May 11th, 12PM
Padma Venkatraman presents her middle grade debut, THE BRIDGE HOME, hosted by Portland Public Library
​​​​​​​Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Way, Portland, ME 04101

Life is harsh in Chennai’s teeming streets, so when runaway sisters Viji and Rukku arrive, their prospects look grim. Very quickly, eleven-year-old Viji discovers how vulnerable they are in this uncaring, dangerous world. Fortunately, the girls find shelter–and friendship–on an abandoned bridge. With two homeless boys, Muthi and Arul, the group forms a family of sorts. And while making a living scavenging the city’s trash heaps is the pits, the kids find plenty to laugh about and take pride in too. After all, they are now the bosses of themselves and no longer dependent on untrustworthy adults. But when illness strikes, Viji must decide whether to risk seeking help from strangers or to keep holding on to their fragile, hard-fought freedom.

Event date: 
Saturday, May 11, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Event address: 
Portland Public Library
5 Monument Way
Portland, ME 04101
The Bridge Home Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781524738112
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Nancy Paulsen Books - February 5th, 2019