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Mitali Perkins

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Mitali Perkins has written many novels for young readers, including You Bring the Distant Near (nominated for the National Book Award) Rickshaw Girl (a NYPL best 100 Book for children in the past 100 years, film adaptation coming in 2021), Bamboo People (an ALA Top 10 YA novel), and Forward Me Back to You, which won the South Asia Book Award for Younger Readers. She currently writes and resides in the San Francisco Bay Area: mitaliperkins.com.

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I'm delighted to present the gorgeous cover of my forthcoming nonfiction book for adults, Steeped in Stories: Timeless Children's Novels To Refresh Our Tired Souls, releasing August 31, 2021 from Broadleaf Books. Here it is, designed by the phenomenally talented Olga Grlic.


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“There's something about putting words on a page in private that makes me feel powerful in public.”
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Brigid ✩ i just read your book monsoon summer! :D i thought it was awesome; i'm glad i read it!


Brigid ✩ 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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