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Mitali Perkins

San Francisco, CA
Mitali Perkins has written twelve novels for young people, including You Bring the Distant Near (nominated for the National Book Award), Rickshaw Girl (a New York Public Library top 100 books for children in 100 years; film coming soon), and Tiger Boy (winner of the South Asia Book Award). Her newest is another YA novel, Forward me Back to You (4/2, FSG/Macmillan), and her first picture book, Between Us and Abuela, illustrated by Sara Palacios, is set along the border between San Diego and Tijuana (releases fall of 2019 from FSG/Macmillan.) Selected as a "most engaging author" by independent booksellers throughout the United States, Mitali delights in helping other writers find and develop their voices. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.