Mitali Perkins has written several novels for young readers, including 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. Mitali was born in Kolkata, India, and has lived in Bangladesh, India, England, Thailand, Mexico, Cameroon, and Ghana. She currently writes and resides in San Francisco, where she is an adjunct associate professor at Saint Mary's College of California. mitaliperkins.com
This acclaimed, award-winning novel by Mitali Perkins will soon be a movie!
Naima is a talented painter of traditional alpana patterns, which Bangladeshi women and girls paint on their houses for special celebrations. But Naima is not satisfied just pa...[SEE MORE]