Manhattan Is Calling My Name

I'm heading to NY to have lunch with Random House editor Fran├žoise Bui (who worked with me on MONSOON SUMMER and SECRET KEEPER), and to accept the Jane Addams Honor Award for RICKSHAW GIRL with illustrator Jamie Hogan.

I've got my three-minute speech ready, and most of you know that I'm so happy because Jane Addams is one of my heroes. Stop by the ceremony at United Nations Plaza if you're in town, because everybody's invited. Details are here. I'll be back on the Fire Escape on Monday!


AC Gaughen said…
Wow Mitali, congratulations!! How exciting is that? I think you should post a copy of your acceptance speech on here for all of us who can't be there!
hollycupala said…
Manhattan is calling me, too, Mitali! But it looks like we'll miss each other. I'll be there Monday to meet my editor (meet my editor!) and to visit my awesome secret agent man.
Anonymous said…
Mitali I am a girl from Skokie thank you for coming to the the Skokie Public Library. I am from India and speak Gujarati. I loved when you write your books about your culture. I can't wait to see your next book come out. I was the girl who was selling banana's to the boy.

An girl in Skokie