Hope in the Valley

Mitali Perkins


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Hope in the Valley by Perkins, Mitali
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Hope in the Valley, from National Book Award Nominee Mitali Perkins, is a middle-grade novel exploring grief, friendship, family, and growing up in a community facing a housing crisis.

Twelve-year-old Indian-American Pandita Paul doesn't like change. She's not ready to start middle school and leave the comforts of childhood behind. Most of all, Pandita doesn't want to feel like she's leaving her mother, who died a few years ago, behind. After a falling out with her best friend, Pandita is planning to spend most of her summer break reading and writing in her favorite secret space: the abandoned but majestic mansion across the street.

But then the unthinkable happens. The town announces that the old home will be bulldozed in favor of new--maybe affordable--housing. With her family on opposing sides of the issue, Pandita must find her voice--and the strength to move on--in order to give her community hope.

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (Byr)
Published: 07/11/2023
Pages: 304
Weight: 0.82lbs
Size: 8.56h x 5.79w x 1.10d
ISBN: 9780374388515
Age: Ages 9-12

Accelerated Reader:
Reading Level: 4.9
Point Value: 9
Interest Level: Middle Grade
Quiz #/Name: 519681 / Hope in the Valley

Review Citation(s):
Kirkus Reviews 05/01/2023
Publishers Weekly 05/29/2023
Booklist 06/01/2023 pg. 80
Horn Book Magazine 07/01/2023 pg. 122
BookPage 07/01/2023

About the Author
Mitali Perkins has written several books for young readers, including Home Is in Between, Between Us and Abuela, Forward Me Back to You, You Bring the Distant Near (a National Book Award Nominee, a Walter Honor Book, a South Asia Book Award Winner, a Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year, and a Shelf Awareness 2017 Best Book of the Year), Rickshaw Girl (a NYPL Top 100 Book), and Bamboo People (an ALA Top 10 YA novel). Mitali was born in India and currently resides in Northern California.