Amil and the After

AMIL AND THE AFTER written by Verra Hiranandani, illustrated by Miranda Prashant

Verra Hiranandani’s AMIL AND THE AFTER takes on a different pov character and time but is just as strong as 2019 Newbery-honor THE NIGHT DIARY. While his twin Nisha writes to the mother the twins lost at their birth, she is silent in the companion book while her twin Amil expresses his feelings in images and words about the religious prejudices he finds in 1948 Bombay, his father’s distance and how to bring compassion to a new friends who is hungry and homeless. Miranda Prashant’s periodic sketches are creative expressions of Amil’s thoughts and emotions. You can find an Indy link to this book and its audio at the link below.