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The Bridge Home

When Viji runs away with her sister Rukku, who has a developmental disability, they find shelter on an abandoned bridge in Chennai; work scavenging the city's trash heaps; and a form a family of sorts with Muthi and Arul, two boys who are homeless.

Related Teaching Resources

The Bridge Home Discussion Guide from Penguin Random House

Teach The Bridge Home resources from the author

The Bridge Home Resources on Padma Venkatraman’s Padlet

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