Youth Author Series: Padma Venkatraman | City of Asylum @ Alphabet City | Literary | Pittsburgh City Paper

Youth Author Series: Padma Venkatraman 

When: Sat., June 15, 3-4:15 p.m.
Phone: 412-435-1110
Price: Free RSVP
Join us for a reading with author Padma Venkatraman as she presents her newly released YA novel, The Bridge Home. Following her reading, there will be a moderated discussion with writer and cultural critic Julie Azzam. The Bridge Home is the stirring middle-grade debut by critically-acclaimed YA author, Padma Venkatraman. This novel tells the story of surviving a hard life in Chennai’s teeming streets. Two runaway sisters, Viji and Rukku arrive and their prospects look grim. Eleven-year-old Viji, quickly discovers how vulnerable they are in this uncaring, dangerous world. Fortunately, the girls find shelter- and friendship- on an abandoned bridge.
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