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Mitali Perkins

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Mitali Perkins

Mitali Perkins

Books by Mitali Perkins

by Mitali Perkins - Culture, Family, Family Life, Fiction, Humor, Young Adult 14+

Five girls. Three generations. One great American love story. YOU BRING THE DISTANT NEAR explores sisterhood, first loves, friendship, and the inheritance of culture --- for better or worse. Ranee, worried that her children are losing their Indian culture; Sonia, wrapped up in a forbidden biracial love affair; Tara, seeking the limelight to hide her true self; Shanti, desperately trying to make peace in the family; Anna, fighting to preserve Bengal tigers and her Bengali identity.

by Mitali Perkins - Anthology, Fiction, Humor, Nonfiction, Short Stories, Young Adult 12+

Listen in as ten YA authors --- some familiar, some new --- use their own brand of humor to share their stories about growing up between cultures. Edited by acclaimed author and speaker Mitali Perkins, this collection of fiction and nonfiction uses a mix of styles as diverse as their authors, from laugh-out-loud funny to wry, ironic, or poignant, in prose, poetry, and comic form.

by Mitali Perkins - Fiction

Chiko isn't a fighter by nature. He's a book-loving Burmese boy, whose father is in prison for resisting the government. But Tu Reh watched Burmese soldiers destroy his Karenni family's home, and he wants to fight for freedom. Yet timidity becomes courage, and anger becomes compassion, as both are changed by unlikely friendships formed under extreme circumstances.