Mitali Perkins

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Mitali Perkins has written several 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), Bamboo People (an ALA Top 10 YA novel), and Tiger Boy, which won the South Asia Book Award for Younger Readers. She currently writes and resides in San Francisco: mitaliperkins.com.

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Brigid ✩ Cool Ninja Sharpshooter ✩ i just read your book monsoon summer! :D i thought it was awesome; i'm glad i read it!


Brigid ✩ Cool Ninja Sharpshooter ✩ 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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