Academic journal article Language Arts

Same Sun Here

Academic journal article Language Arts

Same Sun Here

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Same Sun Here Written by Silas House & Neela Vaswani Candlewick, 2012, 297 pp., ISBN 978-0-7636- 5684-3

Meena hails from the mountains of India; River comes from the mountaintops of Appalachia. Despite the physical and metaphorical distance, the two young writers find they have more in common than they could have imagined. This stunning novel in letters depicts one Indian immigrant girl in New York City and a Kentucky coal miner's son as they write their "true selves" under the same sun. Both Meena and River choose to communicate by means of handwritten letters in lieu of social media like their classmates. Their two unique voices narrate the novel and offer intimate, refreshing, and candid conversations about the important issues affecting their lives, including immigration, activism, citizenship, and deforestation. Despite their unique differences, through sensitive and honest exchanges, the two pen pals challenge one another's misconceptions and teach one another about true friendship and shared humanity. …

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