Orange for the Sunsets

By ATHAIDE, Tina

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ISBN
9780062795298
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HarperCollins/Harper


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School Library Journal

Reviewed on March 1, 2019  |  Middle Grade

Gr 4–7—Twelve-year-olds Asha and Yesofu have been friends their whole lives. African Yesofu's mother works for Indian Asha's family in formerly British-occupied Uganda. Their many differences have never bothered them, until the year Asha invites Yesofu to her birthday and he doesn't attend. Then, Uganda's leader declares that all Indians with British citizenship must leave Uganda within 90 days in order to return the country to its original and true proprietors: the African people. As the ...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on April 1, 2019

Part of Ugandan President Idi Amin's Africanization policy included ordering Indian residents to leave Uganda within ninety days. Brought to the country in 1895 as laborers, Indians eventually became a privileged class, to the resentment of some native Ugandans. The story of twelve-year-old best friends Asha and Yesofu takes place during the expulsion period in 1972. Asha's family is wealthy, educated, and Indian. Yesofu's family is poor, unedu...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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