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"This ambitious multigenerational story of finding identity and acceptance is inspired by the author's own experience as the youngest of three sisters who arrived in the United States in the 1970s. The exquisite narrative journeys across time and geography -- from Ghana to London to Harlem -- and crosses borders of love, faith, and culture. " -- Teen Vogue
★ "An unforgettable novel ... Perkins's vibrantly written exploration of a family in transition is saturated with romance, humor, and meaningful reflections on patriotism, blended cultures, and carving one's own path." ― Publishers Weekly starred review
★ "How do you make a sweeping family saga feel present and relevant for a teen audience? Jump across time and space and highlight just those pivotal adolescent moments that are as unifying as they are unique: starting a new school, claiming one's faith, embracing one's identity, or falling in love ... Perkins has created a resonant and memorable tale that is both episodic and wholly unified." ― Booklist starred review
Mitali Perkins has written ten novels for young readers, including Rickshaw Girl (chosen by the New York Public Library as one of the top 100 books for children in the past 100 years) and Bamboo People (an American Library Association's Top Ten Novels for Young Adults) Her newest novel, Tiger Boy, won the Charlotte Huck Honor Award and the South Asia Book Award. She has been honored as a "Most Engaging Author" by independent booksellers across the country and selected as a "Literary Light for Children" by the Associates of the Boston Public Library. Mitali was born in Kolkata, India before immigrating to the Bay Area with her family. She has lived in Bangladesh, India, England, Thailand, Mexico, Cameroon, and Ghana, studied at Stanford and U.C. Berkeley, and currently resides in the East Bay where she is an Adjunct Associate Professor at Saint Mary's College of California.