Mitali Perkins
Mitali Perkins

Mitali Perkins has written many novels and picture books for young readers, including You Bring the Distant Near, Forward Me Back to You, Rickshaw Girl, and Bamboo People. Her books have been nominated for the National Book Award, won the South Asia Book Award, and listed as Best Book of the Year by Publishers Weekly, Kirkus, and School Library Journal. Born in Kolkata, India, Perkins has lived in India, Ghana, Cameroon, Great Britain, Mexico, Bangladesh, Thailand, and the United States (Massachusetts, New York, and California). Perkins's work is known for its strong characters, who cross all kinds of borders, seek community, and promote justice. She and her husband have two sons and live in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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Author: Mitali Perkins | Narrator: Soneela Nankani
Release Date: April 02, 2019
Katina King is the reigning teen jiu-jitsu champion of Northern California, but she's having trouble fighting off the secrets in her past. Robin Thornton was adopted from an orphanage in Kolkata, India and is reluctant to take on his future. Since he...
Author: Mitali Perkins | Narrator: Zehra Naqvi
Release Date: March 06, 2018
This acclaimed, award-winning novel by Mitali Perkins will soon be a movie!Naima is a talented painter of traditional alpana patterns, which Bangladeshi women and girls paint on their houses for special celebrations. But Naima is not satisfied just p...
Author: Mitali Perkins | Narrator: Sunil Malhotra
Release Date: March 06, 2018
"One of the new tiger cubs has escaped from the reserve!"When a tiger cub escapes from a nature reserve near Neel's island village, the rangers and villagers hurry to find her before the cub's anxious mother follows suit and endangers them all. Mr. G...
Author: Mitali Perkins | Narrator: Sneha Mathan, Shivali Bhammer, Priya Ayyar, N'Jameh Camara and Zehra Jane Naqvi
Release Date: September 12, 2017
This elegant young adult novel captures the immigrant experience for one Indian-American family with humor and heart. Told in alternating teen voices across three generations, You Bring the Distant Near explores sisterhood, first loves, fri...