Ticket to India by N. H. Senzai

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A trip to India turns into a grand adventure in this contemporary novel about the Great Partition, from the award-winning author of Saving Kabul Corner and Shooting Kabul.

A map, two train tickets, and a mission. These are things twelve-year-old Maya and her big sister Zara have when they set off on their own from Delhi to their grandmother’s childhood home of Aminpur, a small town in Northern India. Their goal is to find a chest of family treasures that their grandmother’s family left behind when they fled from India to Pakistan during the Great Partition. But soon the sisters become separated, and Maya is alone. Determined to find her grandmother’s lost chest, she continues her trip, on the way enlisting help from an orphan by named Jai.

Maya’s grand adventure through India is as thrilling as it is warm: a journey through her family’s history becomes a real coming-of-age quest.

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N.H. Senzai is the author of Shooting Kabul, which was critically acclaimed and on numerous award lists. Publishers Weekly called it “hard hitting, emotionally wrenching.” Her second book, Saving Kabul Corner, was nominated for an Edgar Award. Ms. Senzai lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her family. Visit her online at NHSenzai.com.
Published November 17, 2015 by Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books. 289 pages
Genres: Travel, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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After her grandfather's death, American Maya learns that her Pakistani grandmother was born in India and is determined to return before the funeral, in search of a ring left behind when the family fled during Partition.

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Maya’s parents don’t think she should go alone, and in an act of desperation and defiance, Naniamma not only goes to India, but she persuades Maya and her sister, Zara, to go with her --- without their parents’ permission.

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Gr 4–7—After her grandfather's death, sixth-grader Maya travels with her mother and older sister from San Francisco to Karachi to help wind up her grandmother's affairs in Pakistan. Before leaving for the States, Maya's grandmother Alia hopes to embark on a secret trip to India in order to retrie...

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