My Books

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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