When the World Went Dark

when the world went dark jane de suza

You left your jokes and funny faces in my mind. You left our secrets and your knitting behind. I'm still sad. I'll always be. I love you times infiniteeeeeeeey. You don't mind that I can't rhyme. I don't know how to end this, will someone help me?

To help Swara, you'd have to dive into her world during the lockdown. Feel the almost-nine-year-old's heart break as she loses her favorite person ever, Pitter Paati. Swara pursues clues to find her, but stumbles upon a crime instead. Expectedly, no one believes her.

Will Swara and her annoying friends from the detective squad find the Ruth of the Matter in time?

Told with humor and sparkle, this compassionate story is about finding light in the darkest times of our lives. It packs in an intriguing mystery and even a good belly laugh. (Wait, is it OK to laugh?) ---from the publisher

176 pages                                978-0143451884                                         Ages 9-12

Keywords:  lockdown, pandemic, grief, humor, crime, loss, poetry, grandmother, COVID, death and dying, mental health, mystery and detective, Winner of the 2022 Neev Book Award, stages of grief, 9 year old, 10 year old, 11 year old, 12 year old, diversity, diverse books

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