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Mitali Perkins was born in Kolkata, India, and immigrated to the States when she was seven years old. She's written several books for young readers, including BAMBOO PEOPLE, RICKSHAW GIRL, MONSOON SUMMER, and SECRET KEEPER. She is also the editor of an anthology: OPEN MIC: RIFFS BETWEEN CULTURES IN TEN VOICES. Mitali maintains a website (mitaliperkins.com) and blog (mitaliblog.com) where she chats about books between cultures. Follow her at twitter.com/mitaliperkins.


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Brigid *Flying Kick-a-pow!* i just read your book monsoon summer! :D i thought it was awesome; i'm glad i read it!


Brigid *Flying Kick-a-pow!* hi! thanx 4 accepting my friend request! i was really happy that i found your profile on this site... :D i don't know if you remember me from that book signing, but i am a teen writer who is always looking for feedback. so if you have some advice, or if you would read some of the writing that i have posted on this site, i would really appreciate it. :) thanx again!


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