Padma Venkatraman - The Bridge Home

Upcoming Event
Monday, October 7, 2019 - 10:30am

This event is free to attend and open to the public, however, reservations are required for school groups interested in attending. Seating is available on a first come, first served basis.

The streets of Chennai are treacherous for sisters Viji and Rukku. The girls have fled a dangerous situation at home and taken refuge on an abandoned bridge in the city. Despite their new, harsh reality, they find friendship with Muthi and Arul, two other homeless kids living on the bridge. Together, they form a family and even find hope and laughter again. But when illness strikes, Viji must decide whether to seek help from strangers or hold onto their hard-won freedom. The author’s middle grade debut is steeped with surprising and visceral prose, and touches on social justice issues that affect children the world over. Ages 10-14.

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
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