Meena and River have a lot in common: fathers forced to work
away from home to make ends meet, grandmothers who mean the world to them, and
faithful dogs. But Meena is an Indian immigrant girl living in New York City’s
Chinatown, while River is a Kentucky coal miner’s son. As Meena’s family
studies for citizenship exams and River’s town faces devastating mountaintop
removal, this unlikely pair become pen pals, sharing thoughts and, as their
camaraderie deepens, discovering common ground in their disparate experiences.
With honesty and humor, Meena and River bridge the miles between them, creating
a friendship that inspires bravery and defeats cultural misconceptions.
Narrated in two voices, each voice distinctly articulated by a separate gifted
author, this chronicle of two lives powerfully conveys the great value of being
and having a friend and the joys of opening our lives to others who live
beneath the same sun. Download and start listening now!