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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 2022), 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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You Bring the Distant Near

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Good news! Starting 12/8/22, RICKSHAW GIRL will be available to stream via Apple TV, Amazon Prime, Vudu, Hoopla, or Kanopy! Here I am opening a special mail delivery from producer Eric J. Adams, producer with a request for my friends who might be watching it — send a photo or tag me (@authormitaliperkins on Facebook, @mitaliperkins on Instagram and Twitter) in a photo, reel, or story of you and y

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“There's something about putting words on a page in private that makes me feel powerful in public.”
Mitali Perkins, You Bring the Distant Near

“Where am I from? Can the answer be stories and words, some of theirs, some of mine?”
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“rule number eight: noting ventured, nothing gained”
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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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