Search Results: "Mitali Perkins"


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TIGER BOY by Mitali Perkins
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 14, 2015

"A multicultural title with obvious appeal for animal-loving middle graders. (author's note, organizations, glossary) (Fiction. 8-11)"
When a Bengali boy finds and saves a tiger cub from a man who wants to sell her on the black market, he realizes that the schoolwork he resents could lead to a career protecting his beloved Sunderbans island home. Read full book review >

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FIRST DAUGHTER by Mitali Perkins
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: June 1, 2007

"An interesting premise that provides a detailed and fun glimpse into campaigning's hectic reality and shines a positive light on America's multicultural reality. (Fiction. YA)"
When 16-year-old Sameera joins her father's presidential campaign, she finds the national spotlight blinding, especially when it's focused on her Pakistani roots. Read full book review >

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THE NOT SO STAR-SPANGLED LIFE OF SUNITA SEN by Mitali Perkins
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: May 1, 1993

"Gentle and palatable, the lessons are offered with compassion and easily absorbed insights. (Fiction. 10+)"
First-novelist Perkins makes tangible the ups and downs of American children from non-Western families. Read full book review >

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FIRST DAUGHTER by Mitali Perkins
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2008

"Only for fans who want to know what happens next. (Fiction. 10-13)"
Fresh off the presidential campaign trail, Sparrow and her country cousin Miranda make themselves at home in the White House, enjoying movies in the private theatre and trying out the bowling alley in this second installment of the First Daughter series. Read full book review >

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BAMBOO PEOPLE by Mitali Perkins
ADVENTURE
Released: July 1, 2010

Well-educated American boys from privileged families have abundant options for college and career. Read full book review >

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OPEN MIC by Mitali Perkins
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 10, 2013

"Leaves readers with more questions than answers. (Anthology. 12 & up)"
First the good news: Half the pieces in this uneven anthology are standouts. Read full book review >

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SECRET KEEPER by Mitali Perkins
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Jan. 13, 2009

"Asha's struggles will enlighten and inspire young women, and encourage them to value their own freedom. (glossary, map) (Fiction. YA)"
Asha would rather be burning bras, studying psychology and playing tennis like Chris Evert (she's that good). Read full book review >

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MONSOON SUMMER by Mitali Perkins
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Aug. 10, 2004

"In Bollywood fashion, she turns turmoil into happy endings. (Fiction. 12-15)"
With an athletic build, Jasmine "Jazz" Gardner barely resembles her petite, delicate Indian mother. Read full book review >

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RICKSHAW GIRL by Mitali Perkins
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2007

"A child-eye's view of Bangladesh that makes a strong and accessible statement about heritage, tradition and the changing role of women, Naima's story will be relished by students and teachers alike. (Fiction. 7-10)"
Money is tight, and Naima wants to do something to help her family. Read full book review >

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HOARE AND THE PORTSMOUTH ATROCITIES by Wilder Perkins
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 9, 1998

"And Hoare is a beguiling hero whose painstakingly described feats aboard his small yacht will endear him to anyone with a love of sailing."
A new entry in the historical mystery genre—with a slightly different tack. Read full book review >

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ISLA AND THE HAPPILY EVER AFTER by Stephanie Perkins
ROMANCE
Released: Aug. 14, 2014

"A satisfying dose of first love's physical and emotional thrall. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
Engaging teen characters with page-turning love lives offer ample vicarious pleasures. Read full book review >

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FIFTY WRITERS ON <i>FIFTY SHADES OF GREY</i> by Lori Perkins
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 20, 2012

"Gimmicks aside, the essays are mostly informative and intelligent."
A collection of essays from a variety of perspectives on the best-selling erotic romance series. Read full book review >