My Books

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Tiger Boy | Charlesbridge | Grades 3-6
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"Set in the lush Sunderbans natural region of Bengal, this quiet, gripping tale emphasizes the deep but often fragile connection that exists between humans and nature ... Young readers will revel in the vivid action and suspense surrounding Neel and his sister Rupa’s quest to locate the tiger cub." — School Library Journal, starred review

Open Mic | Candlewick | Grades 5-9
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"[A] noteworthy anthology, which robustly proves Perkins’ assertion that 'funny is powerful.'" — Horn Book

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Bamboo People | Charlesbridge | Grades 5-9
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"A graceful exploration of the redemptive power of love, family, and friendship." — ★ Publishers Weekly

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Secret Keeper | Random House | Grades 6-9
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"An intimate and absorbing drama ... a moving portrait of a rebellious teen who relies on ingenuity rather than charm to prove her worth." — Publishers Weekly
 
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Rickshaw Girl | Charlesbridge | Grades 2-5
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"[This] lively, moving book has surprises that continue to the end." — Booklist
 
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"Sameera is an intelligent, witty and prepossessed heroine ... teens should enjoy this peek at the behind-the-scenes finessing that goes on in modern politics." — Publishers Weekly

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"Sparrow's actions and thoughtful blog posts paint her as a likable character and great role model." — Kirkus

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Monsoon Summer | Random House | Grades 5-8
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"A light-hearted yarn, spun with fascinating details and hearty characters." Seattle Times
 
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Sunita Sen | Little Brown | Grades 5-8
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"Perkins combines her fresh, unaffected prose with moving bits of Indian poetry and lore, rendering this well-thought out investigation of cultural identity doubly moving ... A funny, honest, and homespun story." — Publisher's Weekly