The Bridge Home

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5 Stars for The Bridge Home

“A blisteringly beautiful book” – Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review

“exquisitely narrated” – Publishers Weekly, Starred Review

“an absorbing novelof love, loss, and resilience – Booklist, Starred Review

“..stellar…an unforgettable tale” – School Library Journal, Starred Review

“Hopeful yet heartbreaking…Venkatraman weaves a breathtaking story which takes the reader to the streets of India, where millions of homeless children fight to survive each day… Venkatraman does a beautiful job …showing that a “home” and “family” doesn’t always correspond to a house with a white picket fence…a story that must be shared.” – School Library Connection, Starred Review

Other praise and honors
* Earphone award winner 
* global read-aloud contender
* “will break hearts and inspired activist longings” – BCCB
* “this bittersweet novel is about breaking the cycle of abuse, reaching for your dreams and finding home in the most unlikely of people and places” – Horn Book
* “love and loss, desperation and dreams collide in this beautifully rendered tale, both harrowing and heartening” – San Francisco Chronicle
Order the Audio (narrated by the author):
Padma Venkatraman lived in five countries, explored rainforests and coral reefs, and was chief scientist on oceanographic vessels before becoming a United States citizen. Her novels, A TIME TO DANCE, ISLAND’S END and CLIMBING THE STAIRS received several honors and awards. Together with THE BRIDGE HOME Venkatraman’s novels have earned a total of 17 stars so far.
Meet the author at an event:
Sat 2 Mar 2 p.m. R. J. Julia Booksellers, Madison, CT 
Wed 6 Mar 6 p.m. Books of Wonder, Uptown, New York, NY 
Thur 7 Mar 7 p.m. Wellesley Books, Wellesley, MA
Sun 10 Mar 2 p.m. Pomegranate Books, Wilmington, NC
Sat 16 Mar RosieCon, Indianapolis, IN
Fri 22 Mar KidlitCon, Providence, RI
Sat 30 Mar 10:30 a.m. Writer’s Loft, MA
Sat 30 Mar 2:30 p.m. Aesop’s Fable, Holliston, MA
Sun 31 Mar Massachusetts School Library Conference, Framingham, MA
Thur – Sat 4-6 Apr Whispering Pines Writing Retreat, RI
Sun – Thur 7-11 Apr Highlights Foundation, PA
Sat 13 Apr North Kingstown Free Library, North Kingstown, RI
Sat 27 Apr Keynote Providence Book Festival, RI
Sat 27 Apr 4:30 p.m. An Unlikely Story, Plainsville, MA
Wed 1 May 6:30 p.m. Maury Lootjens Public Library, Narragansett, RI
Thur 2 May 4:00 p.m. Island Books, Middletown, RI
Fri-Sun 3-5 May New England SCBWI conference, MA
Sat 11 May Books A Million, South Portland, ME

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