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    • Bamboo People

    • By: Mitali Perkins
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
    • Length: 5 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 44
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 34

    "Bang! A side door bursts open. Soldiers pour into the room. They're shouting and waving rifles. I shield my head with my arms. It was a lie! I think, my mind racing. Girls and boys alike are screaming. The soldiers prod and herd some of us together and push the rest apart as if we're cows or goats.Their leader, though, is a middle-aged man. He's moving slowly, intently, not dashing around like the others. 'Take the boys only, Win Min,' I overhear him telling a tall, gangly soldier...."

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Well-crafted book that moves me !!!

    • By Robert on 04-10-13

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Rickshaw Girl

    • By: Mitali Perkins
    • Narrated by: Zehra Naqvi
    • Length: 1 hr and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    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 painting alpana. She wants to help earn money for her family, like her best friend, Saleem, does for his family. When Naima's rash effort to help puts her family deeper in debt, she draws on her resourceful nature and her talents to bravely save the day. 

    Regular price: $15.40

    • You Bring the Distant Near

    • By: Mitali Perkins
    • Narrated by: Sneha Mathan, Shivali Bhammer, Priya Ayyar, and others
    • Length: 7 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 29
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29

    From a grandmother worried that her children are losing their Indian identity, to a daughter wrapped up in a forbidden biracial love affair, to a granddaughter social activist fighting to preserve Bengali tigers, Perkins weaves together the threads of a family growing into an American identity. Here is a sweeping story of five women at once intimately relatable and yet entirely new.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Cultural facination

    • By sophia on 02-20-18

    Regular price: $28.00

    • Tiger Boy

    • By: Mitali Perkins
    • Narrated by: Sunil Malhotra
    • Length: 2 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1
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      4 out of 5 stars 1

    When a tiger cub escapes from a nature reserve near Neel's island village, the rangers and villagers hurry to find her before the cub's anxious mother follows suit and endangers them all. Mr. Gupta, a rich newcomer to the island, is also searching - he wants to sell the cub's body parts on the black market. Neel and his sister, Rupa, resolve to find the cub first and bring her back to the reserve where she belongs.

    Regular price: $19.60

    • Open Mic

    • Riffs on Life Between Cultures in Ten Voices
    • By: Mitali Perkins
    • Narrated by: Mitali Perkins, Todd Haberkorn, JD Jackson, and others
    • Length: 2 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2

    Let’s face it: Talking about race can be difficult. It’s a slippery subject, rife with as many perspectives as there are people in the world. But laughter gets us talking. It has the power to break down barriers and draw us closer together. In Open Mic, acclaimed author and speaker Mitali Perkins invites us to listen in as 10 authors for young adults - some familiar, some new - step up to the mic and share their stories about what it’s like growing up between cultures.

    Regular price: $10.49