Thanks for stopping by! I'm thrilled to announce that my new novel for young readers, THE NIGHT DIARY, will release on March 6, 2018 (Dial Books for Young Readers)! You can pre-order the book at all bookstores and online retailers now! Please go to my "BOOKS" page to find out more. You can find a video here I did with my incredible editor, Namrata Tripathi, talking about why I wrote the book.
You can find the trailer here for my other middle-grade novel, THE WHOLE STORY OF HALF A GIRL (Yearling). You can also see the trailer for my chapter book series, PHOEBE G. GREEN here. The trailer was made by my very own husband at Pride and Joy Films. For professional inquiries please email me on my contact page or email my agent, Sara Crowe, at Pippin Properties: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Praise for The Night Diary
Kirkus Starred: "Believable and heartbreaking…A gripping, nuanced story of the human cost of conflict appropriate for both children and adults.”--Kirkus Reviews, starred review
School Library Journal Starred: “This rich, compelling story, which speaks to the turbulence surrounding India’s independence and to the plight of refugees, should be in all libraries.”
“Veera Hiranandani is a master storyteller. This riveting and important book speaks to the power of love in a world divided by hate and raises questions that still need to be asked seventy years after its events took place. Nisha and her story are a part of me now. My question is how do we make this a ‘community read’ for the whole world?”—James Howe, author of The Misfits
“Veera Hiranandani’s storytelling is exquisite and compelling. For Nisha, like so many of us, home is a complicated place and this heartbreaking and hopeful novel reminds us that even in places where there is great loss and strife, there is deep joy, renewed faith. The Night Diary is a treasure for young readers who are searching for their place in the world, who are determined to bring home with them wherever they go.”—Renée Watson, Piecing Me Together
“Nisha’s sweet, sheltered world disappears overnight when her country splits in two—now Hindus must live in India, Muslims in Pakistan. But Nisha’s both. Where can her family be safe? Hiranandani’s story is set in an historical time little known to American children, but she tells it in a way that makes it accessible, timely, interesting and real.”—Kimberly Brubaker Bradley, author of Newbery Honor–winning The War That Saved My Life
Praise for The Whole Story of Half a Girl
Kirkus Starred: "Like Blume, Hiranandani resists simplistic, tidy solutions. Each excels in charting the fluctuating discomfort zones of adolescent identity with affectionate humor."
Publisher's Weekly Starred: "True to life, her problems do not wrap up neatly, but Sonia’s growth is deeply rewarding in this thoughtful and beautifully wrought novel."
School Library Journal: "Hiranandani’s thoughtful debut eloquently balances humor with sophisticated issues related to cultural identity, economic hardship, and mental health. An excellent addition with timeless appeal."
Praise for Phoebe G. Green
Kirkus: "With all the foodies out there, this delightful series deserves a long shelf life…and many more courses."
School Library Journal: "Fans of Junie B. Jones and Judy Moody or those who like realistic fiction and friendship stories will enjoy..."
Booklist: "Age-appropriate humor via an outspoken, lovable, take-charge narrator."